It’s not just a game anymore! Welcome to Episode 32 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.”
On this episode of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and special guest Roddy Avard (Brose’s brother) to discuss 1985’s cult favourite – “Clue” – the first film based on a popular board game (known widely as “Cluedo” among Europeans and Australians).
The board game experience hasn’t really made much of an impact in the world of cinema, particularly in comparison to the video game, comic book, and literature-based pictures – three categories which absolutely (and currently) define the movie landscape. “Clue” is the most successful and recognisable of the few board game movie adaptations, and being it’s 30th anniversary, we felt it was a good a time as ever to revisit it. It’s a fun and faithful screen telling of the favourite party game, a blast to watch, a breeze to sit through, and smarter and more mysterious than audiences might very well expect.
Join the “Reel Chat” boys as they discuss the board game, the film’s iconic and memorable cast, the filmmakers (including the contributions of legendary filmmaker John Landis), the film’s mood setting comedic musical score, the film’s multiple (and unique) alternate endings (including it’s long lost 4th alternate ending), and of course, much, much more!
THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES
Adam 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Brose 3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Andrew 2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Matthew 3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Stuart 3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Michael Not Yet Seen
Roddy 3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND