Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The Chairman (1969)
What Peck doesn't know is that US, Soviet and UK intelligence have a rather nefarious double plan, they've implanted a bomb in his head and hope to kill Mao too. Although the film is named "The Chairman" Mao only has a single scene in the film.
It is a ridiculous film full of stereotypes though Communist China was a rather closed and mysterious society at the time so i guess we can cut them a little bit of slack of that score. As a spy though Peck sometimes makes Bond look realistic and the plot does rely on the "bad guys" being a bit stupid too much.
The worst thing to fault the movie about is that it is a little dull if we are to be honest though certainly worth watching for the cheese value. The late 60s computer technology was cool though.