A young American scientist develops a teleportation device and just when he’s getting ready to try it out on himself for the first time, an elephant sneaks into the machine and alters his DNA.Nah,but really The Elephant Man is a great film.I had never seen it before but i always assumed that he was called the elephant man because in some way he resembled an elephant. Incorrect. In actuality it’s because when his mother was 4 months pregnant she was clobbered by an elephant and this is what they attribute his massive deformities too.His real name is John Merrick and he’s the perfect English gentleman but he does come across a bit camp in parts with all the ‘oohs’.Anthony Hopkins plays the part of concerned and aspiring doctor very well.It was filmed in 1980 but it’s in black and white to give a Victorian fell,much to it’s benefit.There’s one hairy scene 90 minutes in where an orderly who works at the hospital takes about 25 people from the pub and sneaks into Johns room and fucks up his night for him.The scene is made all the more worse with the circus type music playing.That’s bad.Another beef i had was when John gets the shit beaten out of him Hopkins takes him somewhere quiet where he can rest.Where does he take him?To a fucking bell tower that some loud ass bells going on the hour every hour.One of Guy Richies regulars is in it too,see if you can spot him,he was in Lock Stock,Snatch and Layer Cake.
IMDB RATING – 8.2
MY RATING – 8.5
SEEN BEFORE – NO
RECOMMEND? – NO
OVERALL – VERY GOOD.THE LAST SCENE HAS SOME GOOD CLASSIC MUSIC AND SOME WEIRD DIALOGUE IN SPACE.