October 29, 2012

"Billy Blazes, Esq."

"Billy Blazes, Esq." (short), 1919. A cowboy rescues the girl from the bad guys.

Directed by Hal Roach. Written by Roach & H.M. Walker. Starring Harold Lloyd.

Concept: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent, 2/4). Lloyd doesn't even show up until halfway through the film. And by the time he's introduced, they've pretty much run out of jokes - apart from two or three mediocre gags, you wouldn't even think it was a comedy.
Objective Rating (Average): 1.9/4 (Eh)

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