Here are a few reasons to see BOOM! : The production design worthy to appear in an Art Deco museum, Taylor performing Kabuki ( I urge you to look at Elizabeth's head), Elizabeth Taylor filmed against the light in her bedroom and, finally, Elizabeth Taylor. The rest can be forgotten. Recommended.
Achingly bad but immensely watchable with Taylor shreiking her memoirs and Burton looking very sleepy indeed. It is great to see such a bizarro cast: Joanna Shimkus, Michael Dunn (and his very unpleasant dogs), Noel Coward (reptilian as the witch of Capri), and the great Romolo Valli as Taylor's befuddled doctor.
It's all very overheated under the sun... A triumph of visual and aural detail (Barry's score is a delight) cannot atone for this messy curate's egg with a double onslaught of histrionics from Williams and Taylor. The rhetoric gets lost when yelled to the rear gallery.
What a weird movie. Huge budget, really talented actors, but where does it go and why? All these things make it interesting. I saw it because of the book: The best movie you've never seen. I thought I'd laugh more, but maybe it caught me of guard.