Movie Review – Clue

20 Feb

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by Laura

Hi folks!!

Today’s movie is old but gold! Lol… Just kidding…

Today I’m going to talk about Clue! Yes, Clue! And you didn’t read it wrong, this post will be about the movie and not about the board game.

I don’t know if you were aware of it, but for me it was a surprise. I did not know about this movie, which is based on the Clue game. So when I was surfing on the internet, looking for an interesting movie to watch, I have found Clue!

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Clue  is a mystery comedy movie from 1985 based on the board game of the same name.

The story here is about six guests who are invited to a party in a strange mansion. All the six guests have something in common, but they don’t know what those are yet.

So during dinner, the link between them is revealed: they are all being blackmailed by the same person: Mr. Body.

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After dinner, they all went to the library, to figure out a way to avoid each one’s blackmail. The light goes out, a gun is triggered and Mr. Body shows up dead. And so they started to distrust one another.

As the guests keep discussing about their problems and who is Mr. Body’s killer, a lot of strange things happen in the mansion and other people end up dead just like him. The interesting thing to notice is that every one of them has some kind of motive to kill all of the victims.

At the end, and after the police arrived, the mystery is solved!

Personal opinion: Well, I’m really addicted to thriller movies and Clue is not the best movie I ever seen. It has a light thriller in it and a lot of comedy stuff, which makes the movie more comic than tragic, I guess.

However, for those who like the game, as I do, it was very catching because I was anxious to see how it would finish. How will they keep the game’s spirit? And the grand finale was a real surprise! They presented 3 different possible endings!! How’s that? Just like the game, right? So cool…

“Unlike the game, Clue doesn’t take murder seriously. Writer-director Jonathan Lynn has made a campy non-thriller rather than laying down the mystery and then having fun with it; the comedy kills the plot.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Fun fact

In keeping with the nature of the board game, the movie’s theatrical release displayed one of three possible endings, with different theaters receiving each ending. In the film’s home video release, all three endings were included.

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