“Everybody need somebody to love”
“Hut! Hut! Hut! Hut! Hut! Hut!”
Long ago, before we needed effects and emotional nuances fed to us through 3D glasses, there was a time when a well-known film was either a blockbuster or an icon. This is an icon.
Badly acted, badly edited but with so much power in the songs, the enthusiasm, the weirdness, the oddity. When I was younger I’d heard of the Blues Brothers and heard some music and seen the various posters and iconography. It was an appealing sight but then I saw the film and felt let down. Such an empty vessel.
Now, much older, I forced myself to see it again and this time I got it. There’s an unwritten challenge with this one that you can make of things what you want to instead of being spoon-fed and in this case, if you want to enjoy a silly, friendly set of sketches linked together in a very tenuous way by two kooks then this is for you. If, on the other hand, you demand to be shown a polished powerhouse, a showcase for all that is award winning in the world of the silver screen then you will be very, very disappointed.
A cult classic, and no doubt one you could get a crowd to join in with, I say go and see it for the fun and grin or guffaw at the many touches that still make this an icon.
(Hut! Hut! Hut! Hut! Hut! Hut! – brilliant!)
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog. Everybody needs somebody to snog.