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Year
1996
Runtime
100 min.
Director
Simon Wincer
Genres
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Rating *
4.9
Votes *
26,314
Checks
1,615
Favs
23
Dislikes
92
Favs/checks
1.4% (1:70)
Favs/dislikes
1:4
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Somewhere at the crossroads of Indiana Jones, Batman and Tarzan is The Phantom, a costumed pulp hero who scored a minor superhero film in the mid-90s, and I have to say, an underrated one. I guess it's hard to take that purple suit seriously, but then you shouldn't have to. This is another of those matinee cliffhanger flicks set in the 30s, like The Rocketeer and The Shadow, just fun action-adventure for a Saturday afternoon. The Phantom has a nice generational mythology which is expressed in the film, and there's a strong tie-in with the pirate brotherhood our hero must fight. Young Catherine Zeta Jones is in this, always a nice surprise, but it's Kristy "the original movie Buffy" Swanson who really steals the show, in my opinion, as the feisty brawling beauty Diana Palmer. A good straightforward story, plenty of good stunts, evocative locations... It's earnest and fun. It's only corny on the surface, never boring. 3 years 7 months ago
  2. dpanter's avatar

    dpanter

    Cock-and-ball torture is preferable to this movie. 8 years 9 months ago
  3. mjb0123's avatar

    mjb0123

    Do they every actually watch their movies and then realize that it's bad? McGoohan was the only bright spot in the movie. 4 years 3 months ago
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