Robin Williams (Leslie Zevo), Michael Gambon (Lt. Gen.
Leland Zevo), Joan Cusack (Alsatia Zevo), Robin Wright (Gwen Tyler), LL Cool J (Capt. Patrick Zevo), Donald O'Connor (Kenneth Zevo), Jack Warden (Gen. Zevo)
Despite some inventive visuals and profligate production
design, this film offers nothing else. It's like getting a big, beautifully wrapped present complete with pretty bows and elaborate ribbons on Christmas morning, but when you open it,
it's just an empty box.
Robin Williams and Joan Cusack deliver thoroughly annoying
performances as two child-like grown ups who have been screwed out of their toymaker dad's will in favour of their military general uncle who wishes to only make war toys with his
The story is both ridiculous and highly tedious, which is
a surprise considering it's written and directed by Barry Levinson, whose previous work includes Rain Man and Bugsy. This is simply a white elephant.