Saturday, November 10, 2007

San Diego Critic says "Help!" is "draggy"

I guess some people just don't get it. A San Diego critic says Help! has "clunky sight gags" and the film is "draggy" (he does go back and forth on whether or not he likes it or not. I can't really tell. Read his review in the "Beatle News" link to your right).

He also says it's "dated" and that it reminded him of an episode of "The Monkees". Has this guy seen an episode of "The Monkees" lately? First off, the show is nearly unwatchable and second, "The Monkees" was inspired by Help! (more so than A Hard Day's Night, as "The Monkees" often featured stories that were more Help!-like, i.e., surreal, exotic, and in vivid color).

It's like saying "I bought the Sex Pistols album, and it wasn't all that. It sounds just like Green Day."

I've heard this crap for the last forty years: How A Hard Day's Night was so great, and the Beatles' follow-up film, Help!, was a silly disappointment.

Help! is just as good as the best of the Hope-Crosy Road or Pink Panther films. If you don't enjoy it, you probably don't like this type of movie. Because it's one of the best.


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