Derivative, badly paced, badly filmed and in desperate need of a good soundtrack BUT it was solid, watchable, well acted, with great special effects and I’ll always support and encourage people to go see genre films, even if they’re not entirely satisfactory.
This was my second watch and I definitely liked it a lot more than the first time round. I feel it retreads more than it needs to of the Beatles stuff and is too chronological for its own good. Would prefer something more esoteric and complex, like the man himself but as a straight, mostly positive, sometimes rushed telling of the chronological aspects of Harrison’s life it’s excellent.
Quite simply one of the greatest films ever made. John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Rob Bottin and the cast would rarely better their work here. Suspense, Cool, Effects, Story telling, Horror and Sci-Fi all effortlessly sit side by side as Carpenter shows everyone how it's done. In his prime he was better than Spielberg. In his prime, he was untouchable.
Cult, so-called 'bad' B-Movies have become all the rage for a certain group of people. Most film nut collective will have one or more worshippers at the alter of Birdemic, The Room, Miami Connection or Troll 2 (to name but a few).
I personally find the terms 'guilty pleasure', 'so-bad-it's-good' and the practice of ironically laughing at something (or scoffing with an aloof superiority at another persons hard work) to be pretty sickening to be honest.
I was glad then…