Preemptive warning, this got really long for a review from me. Guess it's fitting for an 8 hour doc, right?
So much talk I've seen about this online is about how it's only for hardcore Beatles fans, that it's much too meandering to grab anyone who doesn't already deeply care. Well, I'm an excellent counterpoint to that, my Beatles experience consists of:
1. Playing Beatles Rock Band a lot, because it was Rock Band
2. Struggling my way through the…
Emma Stone carries the whole movie on her back. You can see the inherent problem with this
Really wish I could leave the review at that, but I hate not actually saying anything. Very, very small bits still work like they did in the first, but almost every decision made is the wrong one. Makes Spider Man 3 look even better by comparison, this made those same mistakes except way worse. Big waste of time, and there's dubstep. You get it
This had 5 star potential, I was in love with the first half. The suspense, the discomfort, the mood, the dialogue, I was unbelievably hooked. Then it's like the movie tripped walking down a hill and just started tumbling faster and faster. The mood started to break, the fascinating became the nonsensical, the pretention reared its head, and then poof: nothing. It totally and completely lost me. I can't overstate my disappointment. At least the filmmaking itself was good I guess.
Jessie Buckley is astounding though, please put her in more movies