"It was a different time!" That takes care of half the plot being about the five guys trying to grope every woman they see.
Utter trash but quite fun, it's pure Canto comedy with all the trimmings and trappings. It gets bonus points for taking me back to Central Post Office (with an excellent run over the walkways) and Mui Wo ferry terminal.
The description states that No Manifesto tells the whole story of the Manic Street Preachers. It does not.
The film was shot around 2004/5, after which the footage was canned and festered for a decade. What has come out is a poorly made inadvertent document of the band's wilderness years. Viewed in contrast against the recent forward-thinking, relevant, focused and successful Futurology album, as well as the sold-out The Holy Bible tours (on which The Manics gave the best performance…
As an action film or the movie that makes Tony Montana a hip hop hero and student poster boy, Scarface is dreadful.
However, as a black comedy, Pacino's hilarious portrayal of a deluded dimwit is brilliant - part Kenny Powers, part the best character Rob Brydon never invented - and the supporting roles are just as good, showing how far pigheadedness can get hard-working nobodies. That this man is a hero to so many compounds the humour and it's amazing…