Return of the RECENT VIEWING

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Jeemo » 07 Aug 2019, 23:15

Lord Rother wrote:
Jeemo wrote:Wee guy wanted to see Yesterday, yesterday. Can honestly say it's one of the worst films I have ever seen. It also has a jaw droppingly awful scene. Dont waste your money trust me.


Nonsense.

It’s delightful.

And it’s got Lily James.

(And Ed Sheeran.)

If you don’t like Richard Curtis, don’t go. If you do, you’ll love it.

I sense BCB movie watchers are probably a long way up they own arses so I may very well be alone, which is fine.


Where to start. As I said if wasnt my choice, The Wee guy wanted to see it, so I took him. However, I have enough critical facilities about me to judge a film on its merits, even if it's not particularly my taste.

Do I love movies? Yes. Do I like a lot of movies that are regarded as classics or artistic? Yes. Does that mean I'm "a long way up my own arse" no it doesn't.

The film doesn't even follow it's own internal logic. The main character can remember The Beatles but all his albums have ceased to exist. The Beatles were never sucessful. Yet, later in the film two other characters turn up that know the Beatles, and one of them is waving a Yellow Submarine. Why didnt this disappear along with the afore mentioned albums.

As for the appearance of a certain person, delightful? Christ, man its one of the most hackneyed moments in cinema history.

Every character was a cardboard cliche. And then there was the charisma vacuum of Ed Sheeran.

Yes it's a fantasy, but that's no excuse for this car crash. It's a Wonderful Life is also a fantasy and is perfection. I saw Hobbs and Shaw at the weekend with the Wee Guy. Also a fantasy, gloriously over the top entertainment.
You liked Yesterday, good for you. It's just your opinion, my opinion is that it was complete and utter shite.

I sense your opinions on film are just like your opinions on music. Totally out of step with mine. Which is fine.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Lord Rother » 08 Aug 2019, 07:09

Oh God Yes, the plot was a real back of a fag packet job, but I can’t hide the fact that I was thoroughly entertained and came out with a feel-good glow from watching it.

Sometimes you want to be challenged, scared, exhausted from laughing, intrigued, in awe..... for sure Yesterday did none of those. But it didn’t need to (for me).

I’m an intelligent enough guy though not at all intellectual and maybe that’s an advantage when it comes to watching / reading / listening. I just engage with the level something is pitched at and rarely analyse it too deeply. Maybe that’s a bit shallow but it works for me.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Jeemo » 08 Aug 2019, 09:10

I agree that meeting something at the level that it is pitched at, is how to generally approach stuff. I just thought that Yesterday failed on that basis badly.

Anyway, must get back to my box set of Eisenstien black and white silent classics.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 15 Aug 2019, 18:33

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Pretty forgettable black comedy/thriller kinda thing. Starts out okay but becomes predictable and rote promptly.
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