Review: In Like Flynn
DVD & VOD: In Like Flynn (2018)
I remember reading Errol Flynn’s biography ‘My Wicked Wicked Ways’, some years back and wondering how much of it was actually true, because to survive, intact, of what he described in his book is nothing short of a miracle. It was however, the most entertaining bio I’ve ever read (alongside Richard E. Grants).
In Like Flynn is based on another book by Flynn ‘Beam Ends’, set during his pre-acting years when Flynn embarked on a quest to locate a hoard of gold in New Guinea.
Directed Russell Mulcahy (watch out for our ‘remastered’ interview show with Russell coming to our podcast) and partly written by Flynn’s grandson Luke, the story follows Flynn and his three companions: the ex-bootlegger Rex (Corey Large), an English gentleman, Dook (William Moseley), and Charlie (Clive Standen) his cross best friend.
This is from start to finish a really enjoyable rollicking adventure in the same vein as a Saturday morning adventure series or even Indiana Jones.
The acting is a little over the top, but this fits perfectly with the tone of the film. Thomas Cocquerel as Flynn is devilishly handsome but could do with a bit more of a saucy glint, as Flynn was infamous for his ‘swordmanship’ with the ladies.
A really good ‘romp’ of a film, that was a surprise and very enjoyable indeed.