Cinemalphabet: Y is for Yellow Submarine
Ugh,is nothing sacred? So there is to be a remake of Yellow Submarine, a film, which I never found that charming to begin with. I am a fairly faithful Beatles fan, though I tend not be a fan of most of their cinematic efforts. I do, however, love the music, which the only reason I opted to do this entry at all! Yeah, I know. I’m just a big blue meanie!
This movie always made me feel like I was on drugs, even when I didn’t know what that actually meant. I find the animation to be rather annoying, but I suppose it works well with the nascent plot. Clearly a film meant to be enjoyed while imbibing bathtub gin or some other mood altering substance. Each time I sit down to view the film, I end up fast fowarding though the boring talking parts to get to the more lively singing parts.
I dated someone back in my early 20s who absolutely loved this film and watched it every chance he got. And that would have been marvelous, except he wanted me to watch with him and talk to me about the film, its music and the dramatic back story as though it were his job!