Interesting take on it. I was totally the opposite around Himesh Patel's performance though. I didn't necessarily believe his acting all the time, but thought his renditions of the Beatles songs were really great. I particularly loved the version of Help on the rooftop of the hotel down by the beach.Yesterday (2019)
If something weird happened and suddenly the Beatles never existed and only you knew they did and knew all their songs, why wouldn't you pass them off as your own and make a mint. This is the tale of Yesterday, and an enjoyable story it is. The premise builds tension in the fact that the protagonist a UK/Indian called jack Malik is lauded as possibly the greatest songwriter to have ever lived. He has to deal with the fact these songs don't belong to him and I think the film does deal with this without resorting to clique sci fi plot developments. The love story sub plot is somewhat tedious though, and does resort to clique romcom plot points. My only other feeling about this film is the guy who played John Malik (Himesh Patel) was a pretty mediocre performer musically, and I don't think his versions of such popular Beatles hits really did them any justice. It was more akin to average karaoke than an artistic performance. But it is what it is. Overall, not a bad film but I feel somehow it missed the mark because Himesh Patel who plays Malik just doesn't carry it that well and the more I think about the story I feel they could've done so much better than this. 5/10
PassengersWow. I was always interested in seeing this, so when it was on telly just as the baby decided to nap it was a great convenience. I was really enjoying for 95% of things too, up until the ending, that left me feeling like we wasted a few lucky hours on that s**t. It was awful, which is disappointing because everything up til then was quite solid.
Agreed x 3. Interesting premise, started off well, was engaged, and then the third act kicked in. Ugh. Would not surprise me if it was changed because test audiences didn't like it, much like with I Am Legend.Agree on that Passengers review.
It started so well, it had all the creative possibilities that a movie set in space could offer.
And then it ended up just being another silly love song.
Nothing earth shattering, but a really enjoyable and pleasant movie - worth a view.YESTERDAY - An interesting premise but a wonderful movie paying homage to The Beatles, reminding us like BORAP about the power of music, why legends live on forever and how we should be forever grateful to them and ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. 8/10