One of the first films to be made based from a SNL sketch, it is also the best. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi are The Blues Brothers and they deliver nothing short of brilliance. I defy you to tell me any other film that has a car chase through an indoor shopping mall that is that badass. And also this is a musical that doesn't suck.
Classic comedy teams John Belushi with Dan Ackroyd for a gleefully anarchic "mission from God," as two ex-cons trying to get their old band back together to rescue the mission where they grew up. A parade of staggering talent, including James Brown, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin, make this film not only a stunning 1970s time capsule, but a timeless comedy as well.
I never watched their performances on SNL before since I haven't born yet at that time. However I was curious of this famous duo because everyone said that their performances are great, thus I decided to watch this film. It turns out my expectation is too high.
The Blues Brothers is one of those rare comedies that stand the test of time. It can fit so many different genres. It is a musical, but it does such of great job of incorporating it that most don't call it a musical. Belushi and Aykroyd have great chemistry together. Belushi, however, is the one that is the most captivating. The movie has great moments and some that are very hard to pull off. Two words: car chase
I would love this movie even more if it wasn't so long, sometimes it just drags. it really is a cartoony off the wall hilarious film though, Belushi and Ackroyd are both fantastic. Love the music and the cameos. Not as a great as people say it is.
Whilst I enjoy the start and the ending has indeed one of the best car chases and piles up in cinema, lets be honest, the middle drags. It's based of an SNL sketch so it's all about the music but you can see their trying to think of things for the middle part to keep it going. And at over 2 hours it's way too long. But for a guy who isn't particularly into musicals this is great with some worthwhile cameos.