Magnum Force Reviews
Clint Eastwood is back as Dirty Harry in Magnum Force and this time he's here to catch another mysterious killer who is an vigilante cop who kills people. That's kind of the same thing to the first film. However I have nothing about it because it's the same thing like I said. Magnum Force is a superior one out of all of them. Great sequel to Dirty Harry.
A very cool car chase, not with a bus this time, but with cars and motorbikes. Other scenes are solid and raw. Some twists here and there, nice girls and a great pace and tensity construction. Almost as good as the original, but I doubt I'm going further into the series.
7 out of 10 slope roads.
While Harry (Clint Eastwood) still goes by his reputation of an unconventional trigger happy cop, a new form of 'terror' engulfs the city where criminals are being put down by a vigilante. Harry is being suppressed by his Lieutenant Briggs (Hal Holbrook) and he is assigned a new partner Early Smith (Felton Perry). When he watches a bunch of talented rookies in the shooting range, it gives him an idea.
This is way more suspenseful while the antagonist is mysterious and powerful. Eastwood goes one up from his original performance by bringing in a subtle comic element to his character but at times oversteps on the space reserved for Chuck Norris, take the hijack drama for example. The screenplay is stuffed with twists and turns which makes it breezy and the rest of the characters too put in an apt performance except for Hal Holbrook who resorts to a caricature. Though the climax is quite revealing in the writing perspective, the action sequences and the actual implementation in disclosing the plot is mediocre. There is a small tabla melody introduced for the aforementioned comic subtlety that gels well with the overall background score. A lot more characters are introduced compared to the first edition, his romantic interest comes and leaves without a head and a tail.
Goes one up from the original but fizzles out in the climax.
Harry's character gets some evolution and we start to see a bit of the human being and his private life behind that gun.
The directing is good, Eastwood makes a good performance and the plot and dialogues are slightly better than in the first.
The soundtrack is also something to remark in this one.