Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Review : The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners : After Three successful series, The Inbetweeners was a finominimial hit with teenage and adult audiences. Creating words like 'clunge' which should be in a dictionary. And not forgetting putting catching the bus to shame, because your might be called a 'bus wanker'. Now Will, Simon, Jay and Neil set out to hit the big screen, in 'The Inbetweeners Movie'.
Hope your all having a good week, enjoying the summer holiday. Welcome to another film review, by me Dr Film. In today's review, I will be reviewing 'The Inbetweeners Movie' starring the original cast members of the hit comedy series 'The Inbetweeners'. Four socially troubled 18-year-old boys, from the south of England go on a lads holiday to Malia, what could possibly go wrong, quite a lot if you think about it.
Speaking as a fan of 'The Inbetweeners' to hear that they made a film, was incredible news. I couldn't believe it, I was very egar to see it, fortunately I did, and I have to say it was a great experience to see 'The Inbetweeners' in the cinema on the big screen. Just made a nice change from seeing them on the telly. This film has been said by fans to be a long episode. Which I would agree with, It is quite an extent to what we're used to from watching the TV series.
The film mainly complies on each character having their own problem, and what they do to solve it. And how they get on on this holiday, how these characters progress and change throughout the course of this film. There's lots of new development made to the four main characters in the film, which takes them to a whole new level.
The film is presented and supported by Film4 and is directed by Ben Palmer, who directed series 2 of the TV series. So he returns to direct the film, having directed some 'Inbetweeners' before, he's experienced, he already knows what challenges, The inbetweeners presents and overall good choice of director, who knows his stuff.
Another point I have to raise about this, is the fact that how cleverly done it starts, because obviously the two writers have to present it in a way that both pleases the fans, and also introduces The Inbetweeners to people who have never seen the TV series. I think they do that very well, as the film starts off.
As the film begins, we are introduced to a new character which is Will's Dad, and appearing to guest star as Will's Dad, is Anthony Head. Who is a brilliant well - experienced actor and fan of the Inbetweeners, so to have him in it, was great. I also got the impression that he is a father who doesn't think much of his son, as if Will is a let down to him. That's very interesting, and it's funny when Will says 'I'm going to prove to you that I can be normal' and he does, and his father cries. I thought that was funny. Already you got interesting things going on with Will.
Shortly after that your introduced to Simon's part of the story, he spends the whole of the film trying to get over the girl, who's fancied all of his life. He gets with Carley, she ends it. He wastes all of his time trying to get her back. Which when you watch it after a while, can get a bit boring. I wasn't so much invested with Simon's story, but what I did like about was when he takes a step back and actually realises, he's made a bad choice, and I thought 'Halleujah, thank god for that'. And of course, it was entertaining when he was taken away in the ambulance. Simon's roll in the film, nothing special. He's just being himself.
Neil's story is much more interesting, We meet him and we understand that he has a girlfriend. But as the film progress we understand Neil is actually a character who acts mostly on what Jay tells him. Which makes him a character of comical interest and also mixed emotions.
Jay's story, He learns how to respect girls, and value his the friendships that he has, which goes to prove Jay's not arrogant, deep down, he's just someone who wants to be liked. However he's presented in such a way that makes him not like that.
The Humour in this film, is touch and go. There's not much I can say other than that, sometimes you laugh, sometimes you don't. It's mixed humour that anyone can get, and that anyone can dislike.
In effect, this film is about the four regulars and what has become of them, and how their stories tye up. As the film suggests the four of them are separating to go their separate ways, and we won't be seeing anymore of them after this film. It's sad to know that The Inbetweeners is coming to an end, however, it's run it's course, had it's time. Now we have to bid it adue, and say 'this is the end'.
As a film, I enjoyed it for the first half hour. The first half hour is actually brilliantly written, and relates to the TV series, after they get on the plan and arrive in Malia, That's when it started to go down hill. Things were a bit cringe worthy rather than funny, and overtly stupid, there's quite a lot of padding, which results in slowing the story down, which is a shame.
Overall as a film it's okay. but nowhere near as good or funny as the TV series, but you know what, I'm glad that we have a film. Because it just means, we got something else to enjoy as well as 3 brilliant series.
So I'll give 'The Inbetweeners Movie' - 5/10. which is fair.
It's easy viewing, nothing special.
Thank you for reading this review, I hope you found it useful.
NEXT TIME: I will review Disney's Wreck It Ralph - I will post that review on Friday the 16th of August 2013.