|Death Becomes Her/C+,B|
Robert Zemeckis' feverish attempt to marry mad-cap black comedy
with technology falls flat mainly because the script is a good idea gone awry. Poking fun
at people obsessed with beauty and youth is an easy target, but Death Becomes Her does
not have a character we can side with nor much reason for the players to go through with
their lines other than the special effects that we are supposed to chuckle at.
The colorful coastal sequences and hotel hijinx are all presented in bright high key colors that have been transferred surely to DVD. The image is very sharp and few NTSC artifacts if any are evident. The Dolby 5:1 sound adds excellent presence, but this is not a film that succeeds on its ambience.