Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. A film adaptation of the 1960s television series, The Wild Wild West, the movie stars Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, and Salma Hayek.
Similar to the original television series, the film features a large amount of gadgetry. The film serves as a parody, however, as the gadgetry is more highly advanced, implausible steampunk technology and bizarre mechanical inventions, including innumerable inventions of the mechanological geniuses Artemus Gordon and Dr. Loveless, such as nitroglycerine-powered penny-farthing bicycles, spring-loaded notebooks, bulletproof chainmail, flying machines, steam tanks, and Loveless's giant mechanical spider. While the film was popular, it did not live up to its creators' blockbuster expectations, as had Men in Black two years earlier. The film received negative reviews.
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—Robert Bly (b. 1926)