I'm one of the few who hasn't (can't stand DiCaprio) but what you say tempts me into watching it.
Well, it's all a matter of perspective. Either you like that kind of thing or you don't.
I love Matt sliding down the train track on the hill.
I don't look at them as espionage movies, just a Dean Martin
adventure where he plays at being a secret agent.
caractacus potts wrote:
Finally made it to the end of The Wrecking Crew.
I had just watched Nigel Green and Elke Sommer as near identical villains in the Bulldog Drummond movie Deadlier Than the Male, made the previous year. Strange this film should recycle the exact same villains. Elke was much more entertaining in the Drummond film. Green was better in the Ipcress File than in either of these other films.
I do pretty much agree with most of your thoughts, Chris, you've got it nailed. There is one terrifying point you maybe don't know yet- this wasn't the worst Matt Helm film....
That's the thing about cult movies- they don't have to be good. And this one was enough of a financial success to warrant three sequels- again, financial successes don't have to be good either!
And if you can, please do read the books. They're short but excellent.
Asides- I take it you're a fellow Elvis fan? If so, we must share a PM or two. And you appear to be mixing up Irving Allen (producer of Matt Helm, Cubby Broccoli's ex-partner) with Irwin Allen (producer of "The Towering Inferno" etc).