June 30, 1999
Rated PG-13 for action violence, sex references and innuendo
Special government agent James West (Smith), long on charm and wit, and special government agent Artemus Gordon (Kline), a master of disguises and a brilliant inventor of gadgets large and small, are each sent to track down the diabolical genius Dr. Arliss Loveless (Branagh). Loveless is plotting to assassinate the President of the United States with the aid of his monstrously huge walking weapon-transport vehicle called The Tarantula.
West and Gordon begin as competitors but...
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The last time Will Smith teamed up with director Barry Sonnenfeld, the funny and original Men in Black
was created. This time, they've tried to make a second Hollywood Blockbuster, Wild Wild West
, also starring Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek. Wild Wild West
is based on the television western (which I have never seen), but this movie is definitely not a western. In fact, Wild Wild West
seemed to struggle with its genre; in some parts, it was western, in others, it was sci-fi, in some scenes, it was comical, in other scenes, it wasn't. So does Wild Wild West
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