THE BLUES BROTHERS is a monument to waste, noise and misplaced cool, but it does have its engagingly nutty moments. The premise for this $30 million flick is that blue-eyed soul brothers Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) need to raise $5,000 for their old orphanage. With no
other motivation, they systematically destroy the city of Chicago. One of the most self-indulgent films of the 1980s, THE BLUES BROTHERS shows the dangers of giving untold sums of money to brash young directors. The highlights are few, but telling--all of the black performers score in their brief
roles, especially Franklin and Calloway. Unfortunately, these performers's legitimate "...