Review of the movie Cape Fear(1991)
The movie Cape Fear that hit the box office in 1991 is not as great as many of the Martin Scorsese’ movies but it surely cannot be ignored. The movie may disappoint the audiences especially after watching movies like Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Mean Streets and uncountable others. Martin Scorsese has definitely proved his excellence over the years but has disappointed the viewers a little with this movie. The movie is a remake of the 1962 movie starring Robert de Niro and Nick Nolte. It is about a psychopath named Max Cady (Robert de Niro) who is released from prison after serving a fourteen year sentence in prison. He was charged of raping a woman and Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) his attorney hid an important document from him that could have helped him. Bowden’s defense was considered shoddy by Cady. At the time of the trial Cady was illiterate but during his years in the prison he immersed himself into literature. Now he is a bible quoting freak with apocalyptic tattoos all over his body out for revenge. He plans on destroying Bowden’s life. De Niro did full justice to the character but the story line was very similar to the old version. The movie is far much better than any of the movies out there but does not match Scorsese’ standards. Scorsese’ can convert anything into a masterpiece all his movies have definitely proved that but this movie lacked a bit of luster. But overall the movie is very well visualized and is definitely worth watching.