Wednesday, November 30, 2011
1647 - Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked)
The film is enjoyable enough, it's got great cast and they all fit well together. I suppose my biggest critique is that I'm not sure the motivations of anyone. I never get a real sense of why this music was seen as so harmful or why this politician has such a bee in his bonnet about it. Why doing this was so important to either side... I wanted to care - all of the filmic ingredients were there, but I just didn't know why I should and so, ultimately, I didn't...
This was a good film that could have been a great one if they added a bit more heart and grounded us in something a little firmer. Great soundtrack. It's hard to know if to recommend this at all - my suggestion is to check out the trailer and if it grabs you, chances are you'll dig the film as well.