1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  

France/Spain, 1992.  , Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Ridley Scott.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by , , , , Golden Globe Awards 1992.

This Ridley Scott disaster chronicles Christopher Columbus discovering America, trying to maintain a peaceful colony there until the Spanish government recalled him to Europe. Gerard Depardieu puts a lot of energy into the lead role, but the screenplay is wooden and the film drags on endlessly.   Sigourney Weaver does a fair bit of good as the Spanish queen who believes in Columbus, but she constantly seems out of place from the rest of the movie whenever she’s on screen.

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