Monday, February 20, 2006

Clue: The board game becomes a movie!

I was very surprised to learn that the board game Clue had been made into a movie. I used to love that game and would play it for hours upon hours with my brothers. So when I found out that it was a movie, I just had to watch it. Before I began watching it, I wondered how it would be set up, that is, how would all these people be brought together into this one house? Turns out they've all been invited to a dinner party where they are to use aliases and not reveal anything about their true selves. I thought this was a very good idea, and executed well.

As the guests begin to talk, they discover that they all have one thing in common: they are being blackmailed by their host, Mr. Boddy (love the name!). They are all given the gift of a particular weapon, and then begins the real adventure. One by one, people begin dying. While they are all on a quest to discover who the killer is, some people show up at the door: a cop, a stranded motorist, and a singing telegram girl. They, of course, also get sucked into the situation.

There are some great lines in this movie, and for a murder-mystery, it is quite funny. For instance, when Wadsworth, the butler, is asked by one of the guests what he does at the house, he replies: "I buttle." Professor Plum reveals that he works at the World Health Organization, part of the United Nations Organization; so he works for UNO WHO--very clever!!

It's very cool that the DVD of this movie has three different endings. In each one, the murders are committed by someone different. When this movie was released in the theater, the ending was chosen at random, so you never knew which one you would get if you went to the theater more than once.

If you feel like having a good laugh and watching something silly, take a look at Clue. You'll be smiling, and at the same time, you will be trying to figure out who did it. With three different endings, you're bound to be surprised once the killer is revealed.

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