Will Smith was wasted totally in this film as James West. The beautiful Selma Hayek, always a pleasure to watch was dreadful and dull in this feature and the magnificent Kenneth Branaugh, was a true dud in this movie. “Wild Wild West” is such a monumental failure that it’s hard to know where to begin. Aside from Levine, the cast are universally dreadful – Kline & West are an awful couple on screen with zero chemistry while Salma Hayek, as the obligatory love interest, is a shadow of her sultry self. Branagh is probably the most embarrassed he’s ever been, spending the whole film on his digitally-removed knees and overacting with a dodgy accent and even dodgier facial hair. The movie contains too much acting talent to be a flop. Will Smith does a fine job portraying Jim West and you hardly realize that he is an African-American playing a Caucasian role.
Genres: Action | Western | Comedy | Sci-Fi
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Writers: Jim Thomas (story), John Thomas (story)
Stars: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh