3000 miles from graceland
It is unfortunate that movie fans must sit through a film that contains no
point, bad acting and even worse directing, but this is exactly how I felt
when I saw "3000 Miles To Graceland;" one of the worst films of
It is hard to conceive of the notion and shocking to watch actors such as
Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Christian Slater and Courtney Cox combine
talents to turn in terrible performances in an awful film.
Costner, Russell, Slater and Cox are far from their destination as they
to reach Graceland. Films such as "3000 Miles To Graceland" make me
the screenwriters ability to come up with an entertaining script. Two
of non-stop gratuitous action and four high profile actors cannot make up
for the lacking elements of "3000 Miles To Graceland." This film fails to
reach the potential it had with the original concept.
There is nothing new about "3000 Miles To Graceland" because a similar
was created to entertain audiences a year earlier called "Reindeer Games."
Since I enjoyed "Reindeer Games," I thought I would enjoy this film;
however, I was sorely disappointed to learn that this movie was nothing
than four men with a desire to play dress up in Elvis costumes. If I
to see Elvis impersonators, I would travel to Memphis and take part in the
The biggest problem I found with "3000 Miles To Graceland" was
the reason why this film was made. Four men parading around in Elvis
costumes is so uninteresting I felt like walking out of the theater and
asking for my money back; something I rarely find myself doing. Another
problem I had was the lack of focus and commitment showed by the actors.
With each passing scene, it became painfully obvious that the actors were
more interested in the concept of prancing around in costumes playing
cowboys and indians.
Though there was a plot somewhere scattered among this mess; however, I
failed to see the connection and relevance of most of the scenes. The
seemed to be slapped together and forced for the purpose of making another
Elvis film. The writers must have had their minds on other topics because
their effort certainly showed in the outcome. Zero plot, zero effort and
zero character development totals a really bad written film. If I had a
nickel each time I pointed out an irrelevant scene, the bank would go
and I would be a rich man.
Costner has been one of my favorite actors since I was a kid. "Field Of
Dreams marked the first time I saw this tremendous talent at work and I
he had the ability to draw the audience into the film. With a roller
career that includes box office failures such as "Waterworld" and
such as "Dances With Wolves," Costner has proven he is only human.
Costner perform in "3000 Miles To Graceland" was terrible because he put
effort into trying to make his character come alive. I look forward to the
next Costner film because it is sure to be a hit.
Russell has always been actor one can always count on to deliver powerful
and comedic performances; however, he takes a nosedive with his worst film
since "Soldier." Like Costner, I sat through "3000 Miles To Graceland"
watching Russell perform in a flat and extremely one-dimensional role. It
hurts to see an actor who has had a successful movie career make a huge
mistake choosing to make this movie. I could only wish and hope he can
rebound from this movie and get on track once again.
I would like to talk about the supporting cast; however, there
were so awful it doesn't deserve any comment. Cox was out of her element
should return to sitcom fame; Slater should make wise decisions regarding
which roles to take.
"3000 Miles To Graceland" is far from its destination and drives itself
the ground as it strives to entertain viewers. Even with the firepower of
Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell, "3000 Miles To Graceland" could not
its over-glorification of Elvis Presley; two thumbs way down. Along with
films such as "All The Pretty Horses," "Battlefield Earth," "Soldier" and
"Freddy Got Fingered;" "3000 Miles To Graceland" belongs in a graveyard
containing films that should never be seen again..
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I have seen this movie several times. Each time I watch it, I like it a little less. The only reason to watch this movie is the eye-candy actors/actresses. I rate it a 4.6/10..
This movie is a total HOUND DOG
Whats up Mr. Costner? Behind on your alimony payments? It's the only reason
I could come up with after seeing an academy award winning director in such
a shi*** movie. The "story" involves 5 Elvis inpersonators who rob a
casino, kill virtually everybody, and then turn on each other. And if you
haven't seen this plot before, you have not been to the movies in the last
10 years or so. And the dumbest part of all? The ending credits feature
out-takes and bloopers. The big blooper was the movie itself..