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Stop worrying! HELP! is on the way!
This Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult, that believes in human sacrifice, chasing Ringo after he accidentally put on the their victim's ceremonial ring. He is pursued by the cult, a pair of mad scientists, a member of a side cult that no longer believes in human sacrifice, and the London police who are trying to help.
Just a silly goofy fun movie. The Beatles made this at the peak of their popularity. The plot has something to do with a magical ring that Ringo has stuck on his hand....but plot is not really too important to a movie like this one. Seeing the Beatles hang out, sing and play is what this one is all about. Watching this movie is like taking a ride on a time machine.
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The Beatles is an amazing band; their music has played a large part of my life, therefore even if films like Help! show the gang in underwhelming material, my adoration for them will never fade. I came into the film with exceedingly massive expectations as A Hard Day's Night is one my personal favourite films.
The core difference between the two films is that Help! features a driving plot, while their debut film was simply a day in the life type of tale. Right off the bat this film had me going what the hell; its absurdity in its storytelling and humour never rests, it bombards the audience with joke after joke, divided into obvious episodic…
"John: Stop dragging things down to your own level, it's immature son.
Ringo: I thought, Well I... I thought she was a sandwich, 'til she went spare on me hand."
I have just recently seen two Beatles movies for the first time, those being A Hard Day's Night and Yellow Submarine, until seeing those movies i had of course heard of the band and i knew a few songs but seeing those two movies really inspired me to go and check them out with more dept and what i found is truly great, their music is still fresh and cool after 50 years and so were the two movies but the question is "would Help! also be great and still…
Perhaps there is no greater example of such a melding of anarchy and purity as Lester’s two masterpieces with the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night and Help! Lennon famously quipped at the end of shooting Help! that he felt “like an extra in my own fucking movie.” While this didn’t stop him from joining Lester the following year in shooting How I Won the War, there is a certain truth to this statement. In the first film, the Beatles are the center-stage, with special attention paid to the way they react, bounce around, and waste time before a concert that—at the end of the day—only means they have to do yet another show. In Help!, their role is minimized for…
"You and your twisted Eastern ways." -Lennon.
O melhor filme dos beatles,melhor que o ''A hard Day's Night'' !!!
Not quite the hilarious screwball comedy of my childhood that I remembered, but it was good for a laugh or two.
tbh the beatles are overrated af but i like this movie not even gonna lie
i don't remember anything about this film. i watched it and hated it as a child. truth. a hard day's night = superior.
A silly series of skits holding some great music videos together.
I think you have to be a true Beatles fan to love this movie, otherwise it could confuse you.
When I was younger, so much younger than today, I didn't really think much of Help!. It just seemed so silly and out there. Upon rewatch, that opinion remains. The movie was definitely aping some established comedy mode -- an absurd one that honestly hasn't aged well -- and as a result, it feels like a project that had little discipline. The antics are dialed way up from what the ones from A Hard Day's Night were, the characters all feel like they escaped from bad sketch prison, there's dated James Bond riffing, and no one seems to care. I later read that the Beatles were all high on pot during the shooting, and that explains a lot. They actually…
A lot of weirdness for the sake of weirdness. Goofy anarchy is great in doses, but over the course of an entire film it's a bit wearying.
"A thingy! A fiendish thingy!"
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