If you have never seen the original then save it until after you have watched this version first. This is not a bad film, however if you rush off to make sure you see the original before watching this, then you will be constantly comparing it to the original and won't get to enjoy this as much because it is of coarse different. They have made a few changes to scenes :/ and skipped some entirely :( but as far as remakes go they've done a pretty bloody good job compared to some other films and TV series I could mention. Of coarse it's easy to sit back and judge, which is why you should wait to see the original after you've watched this one first, trust me you'll enjoy it more that way. However if you are the type who likes having a good whinge then forget everything you just read ;) but reviewers, don't try and ruin it for a whole new generation, the story is still good. Most young people today are not going to read the book or sit through an "old" movie for that matter most probably either... but they will watch this.
Papillon (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
Papillon is a movie starring Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, and Christopher Fairbank. Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis...
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The Synopsis for Papillon (2018) 720p
Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books "Papillon" and "Banco", PAPILLON follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.
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The Reviews for Papillon (2018) 720p
Watch this one 1stReviewed byAcruxasVote: 7/10
I love this remake. I loved the original.The only things I have issue with on the remake are the exteriors portraying French Guiana. I know this remake was shot in Europe. You'd think with modern technology they could've made it look like Guiana as opposed to Europe. The portrayal of the Salvation islands, especially Devils Island, is so historically incorrect. I still love the storyline. Charlie and Remi were perfect in their roles.In the original, you could feel their plight from jungle diseases and atmosphere. This one just looked like a dreary day in Serbia.
"Papillon" is based on a true story of a French thief who becomes friends with one of his fellow prison mates, and together they plan an escape. It is the remake of the 1973 movie of the same name.
Hunnam, who plays the main protagonist, gives a brilliant performance. He is an intelligent actor who has given his own original touch to the role. He plays the role with a lot of realism and intensity. The surprise package of "Papillon" is Rami Malek, who plays Hunnam's friend. He has given an outstanding performance that challenges the one originally done by the great Dustin Hoffman.
The direction is effective and the original atmosphere of the 1973 flick has been captured well enough.