"Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? The Shadow knows." Based on the long- running radio program, this atmospheric feature follows the exploits of Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, as he battles the last descendant of Ghengis Khan who has come to take over New York City through mass hypnosis. See other new releases, "Behind the Mask" (1937) and "The Shadow Strikes" (1937) for the first film adventures of the Shadow.
Pros: entertaining and nostalgic, good fantasy adventure for family viewing Cons: overblown fantasy, limited appeal The Bottom Line: Can Sam Raimi bring a new light to the Shadow? Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. In 1930's China a wealthy American has risen to the top of the underworld, and no act is too ruthless if it means keeping his power. The Tulku (Brady Tsurutani), … more
Pros: Decent flick Cons: Too much Batman For those of you too young to remember the original SHADOW from the old radio series, you may find this movie in good taste. To those of us with the Shadow in our memory banks, it leaves a lot to be desired. Starring Alec Baldwin as The Shadow, Penelope Ann Miller as Margo Lane, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, and an interesting Jonathan Winters as The Shadow's uncle and a police … more