1941

1979

Action / Comedy / War

58
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 32%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 27452

Synopsis


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Cast

Mickey Rourke as Reese
Christopher Lee as Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
John Candy as Pvt. Foley
James Caan as Sailor in Fight
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866.1 MB
1280*534
English
23.976 fps
1hr 58 min
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2.05 GB
1920*1080
English
23.976 fps
1hr 58 min
P/S 2 / 44

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jodyfranz 5 / 10

A stupid movie with not much going for it

I like funny stupid movies, Dumb and Dumber, Something About Mary, Animal House to name a few. This movie just missed the mark on all the it's jokes.

Things that should have been more goofy were too serious (aka Treat Williams as a total rapist psycho, somehow that was supposed to be funny?)

I wanted to like this movie since it was Speilberg's first attempt at comedy but it is pretty bad and even though I read the previous reviews and heard all about how it stunk I still gave it a shot. It wasn't worth it. There are other way funnier stupid movies out there to spend your time on. Your not missing anything by not watching this one.

Reviewed by Eric Stevenson 6 / 10

It tried?

This is an epic comedy that has a lot of good points but unfortunately it's weighed down by how it doesn't really know what it wants to be. Is it a comedic film trying to be dramatic or a drama trying to be comedic? A lot of the content just seems off place here. It's hard to tell what's meant to be taken as a joke. There's some pretty weird slapstick in this movie. You'd think a film based on World War II wouldn't have the disclaimer that any similarities to real people would be included. Well, I guess the story is pure fiction.

A lot of the characters just come off as mean in this. They just randomly have soldiers and sailors fight each other. The fights don' even make sense. Still, it's definitely a big nice looking film. It's great to see an all star cast of John Belushi, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd and Christopher Lee in this. They're not at their best, but these are all fine actors. I guess it might be worth it for a quick Christmas watch. There's a lot better and lot worse stuff out there. **1/2

Reviewed by ashishagupta 8 / 10

Great allegorical satire disguised as screwball comedy

1941 is excellent comedy. It is funny, if you understand the references to social, cultural, and political statements disguised as a screwball comedy. There are also several references to other famous movies here. Like any allegory, the true narrative is buried under the depicted story and therefore the movie cannot be viewed literally.

1941 is a big budget movie with a stellar cast of comedy heavy hitters. For fans of Beluschi, Candy, Akroyd, and many more, you can't go wrong with this movie.

The overt story is set in and around the city of Los Angeles in California, shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. The backdrop of public hysteria due to fear of an impending Imperial Japanese attack on mainland US is used to set the stage for over-the-top farce. The implicit story is really just a narrative of cultural and social perceptions in US.

The movie has several political statements to make. Watching the movie should be a fun Easter egg hunt for these references. The speech by Dan Akroyd's character on top of the tank is priceless. Whenever hysteria grips the national imagination, this speech rings true. There are numerous mentions of race relations through out the movie.

For those watching this movie, like me in 2017, will likely instantaneously recognize the prescience of this movie in its uncanny similarity to the Donald Trump administration. It is incredibly hilarious to watch Akroy'd character wrongly mention '... now lets get those Nazis' instead of saying Japanese and then watching Donald Trump in news saying, '... I sent those Tomahawk cruise missiles to Iraq' instead of saying Syria.

This movie is excellent catharsis for Americans experiencing a world with Trump administration. There is another dialogue on this: Pvt. Foley: Isn't this the same fool we saw earlier this morning? Sgt. Frank Tree: Yes, but he is wearing the stripes now. So he is in command.

Incredibly and unbelievably, real life in 2017 has reached the dizzying levels of this farcical movie.

I could go on with the list of great jokes in this movie, but it would be best if you watched it. Comedy fans will not be disappointed.

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