Man in the Iron Mask Movie Review

November 3, 2014 Whitney movie review 0 Comments

Director: Randall Wallace
Writers: Alexandre Dumas père (novels) (as Alexandre Dumas), Randall Wallace (screenplay)
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich
Release Date: March 13, 1998

The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?

The 1998 adaptation of The Man in the Iron Mask was a complete cash in after  Leonardo Dicaprio’s success in Titanic.  It’s super cheesy and epically bad but it is still a guilty pleasure of mine.  Below I’ve listed a few reasons why.

        John Malkovich plays himself


Gabriel Byrne talks with an Irish accent while playing a French character (and yes, he never changes his expression throughout the film.


Hugh Laurie AKA House


Poor attempt at romance
I wish I could have found a clip for this but the infamous “ball scene” is horrendous.
Luke I am your Father moment.  Sad attempt at sentimentality but instead is laughable.
Nooooo! I just wasted 2 hours


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