Thursday, July 7, 2011

Zardoz (1974)

Links: TVTropes, Wikipedia, IMDB (5.6).

Get ready for Zardoz, the only movie that manages to be both unbearably tedious and completely fucking insane all at the same time!
Albert Walker

Zardoz is... very much a product of its time. Created in the barely post-Woodstock era when people could still talk about infinite crystals and psychic meditation while keeping a straight face, it's clearly what results when you start with early 70s zeitgeist, blend it with Philosophy 101, and season with pot and LSD to taste. Hell, even director John Boorman isn't sure what's happening half the time. Sean Connery starred in this movie to avoid being typecast as James Bond, and clad in an orange diaper, he succeeded beyond all expectations. I... can't honestly promise anyone that they'll enjoy this movie, but I definitely consider it a movie that should be seen. Taking it for what it is, my only complaint is that it's a bit slow and plodding. Score: 3 stars out of 4.

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