The Towering Inferno (1974) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

The Towering Inferno

acting 8

directing 8

effects 10

editing 8

writing 7

SW SCORE: 41

4.1 out of 5 🐙

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I’ve seen this movie twice. Once when I was 11 and once when I was 31 and doing a personal movie challenge (like you care about my personal problems). When I was 11, I was on edge and nervous and scared the entire time and beyond relieved when it ended. When I was 31, I was on edge and nervous and scared the entire time and beyond relieved when it ended. So, yeah, it’s pretty great. And you get to see some of the 70’s brightest lights flex their acting muscles: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, and Susan Blakely among others. Don’t be scared. I promise it will be ok.

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant). 

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