The movie was a solid "meh". David Chase and others did their best, but as many Rotten Tomato reviewers said, it was a movie without a direction.
My wife and I spent too much time trying to identify the characters. That's a young Pauli. That's a young Big Pussy. That's a young Sal. That's Janice when she was a kid. There's baby Christopher! So what?
Is Dickie a real uncle to Tony? Nope.
There were too many characters to do justice to in 2 hours, including Tony who spent most of his time seeing things he shouldn't and then wondering what he saw.
The best I can say about the movie it that it is a window into the childhood of Tony.
When many said the movie is pointless, that is how I felt at the end of the Soprano's run. Every episode there was a problem with something. Where, I wondered, was Tony's life going.
The Soprano's lasted because of the relationships between the characters. Viewers were continuously brought into Tony's home and his relationship with Carmella (and also the Psychiatrist) were the glue that held my interest.
In a 2 hour movie, there is not enough time to delve deeply into the personal relationships Ray Liotta plays two parts in the movie, Dickie's father and Dickie's Uncle who is in prison. The Uncle appears to fill the role that the psychiatrist held for Tony, but there were 4 scene's at most, and you don't get too far inside Dickie's head.
If you are bored and want to watch go for it. No one will ask you in a few years if you remember that great scene from the Many Saints of Newark, because there weren't any.
Eddie: Yo. Check this. I now claim to be a chick. So get up off my nuts with your harassment, cause it ain't cool harassing a chick with a dick!
Aug 3, 2021 22:46:09 GMT -8
Saska: Congrats on coming out Eddie. Takes a lot of courage to do that. It was obvious to many of us for a long time, but you needed to be the one to take that final step yourself.
Aug 5, 2021 11:06:33 GMT -8