Sequels rarely top the original, a fact that Cinema fans all over the world have had to accept. If Einstein dictates that E = mc2, then the rules of Cinema dictate that a good film must almost always be followed by one of a lesser standard. Of course every now and then a sequel will waddle along that can top the original, sadly Dr Phibes Rises again fails at this despite giving it a decent shot. It’s still greatly superior to many films in this genre but sadly it’s a step down from the incredibly insane original. The reason why Phibes Rises again just isn’t in the same league as the original? Of course there are many separate reasons but it all boils down to the fact that it just isn’t as entertaining as The Abominable Dr Phibes. Mind you, it does do a bloody good job at trying.
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Saturday, 14 July 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
Watching the Abominable Dr Phibes is an experience I think would be quite similar to going insane. However if going insane is this enjoyable, then I think the majority of the population is missing out on what appears to be a tremendous amount of fun. Made in 1971 the Abominable Dr Phibes is a film that one has to wonder how it ever got made. By the early 1970’s American International Pictures had released an endless stream of Vincent Price movies based more often than not on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. The films soon became tiered, lacking inspiration and originality. Film goers who were used to AIP Price pictures such as Cry of the Banshee (1970) and The Oblong Box (1968) must have been shocked when they saw Phibes...