Dan Aykroyd + John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, John Candy, Carrie Fisher… bref, un casting de dingue pour un beau programme : des poursuites de malade (et de la casse à n'en plus finir), du blues qui fait swinguer, des chorégraphies décalées, une ex-fiancée ultra vengeresse, des pseudo-nazis débiles. Un classique délirant et réjouissant, qui vieillit fort bien !
One of my favourites. What makes this film special (aside from the usually mentioned jokes, mad characters and car stunts) is the authentic rhythm and blues that cuts right through it, in particular the 30 or so minutes where they get the band back together. The film captured all-time great performances from all-time greats such as John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Cab Calloway.
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi cause massive amounts of mayhem in between singing some great tunes in this classic musical comedy. While the first half is an almost perfect blend of great dialogue and rousing musical numbers, things dip slightly in the second half, mainly due to an overlong car chase sequence that deliberately wallows in excess.
A fun, throwaway, kinda frothy movie with a fair amount of heart and a surprising lack of squirmy sexist material, all things considered! Landis would really shift gears for the subsequent year's 'American Werewolf in London', which is far more my cup of tea, but I feel you'd have to be pretty steely, snobby or just plain not into cars or white men playing blues to hate 'The Blues Brothers'. It's a fun ride.