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When i saw the perfect lipsyncing to Roachford at the start i knew it wasnt going to be a patch on the TV Series,
This review is from: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa [DVD] (DVD)
Its a sad thing to love something and see the franchise ruined by something thats pseudo version of the character you know and love. Steve Coogan knows this movie isnt what a definitive fan of the brilliant TV series, would want or ask for.
For a start, in the beginning, Alan looked like a right old cheesey bastard with a very sporting and out of touch mullet, for the 2nd series, his hair started to get worse, and for the 3rd, his hair was full of silvery licks and the signs of aging had put him upto about 55. But, here we are in the film, and no grey hair whatsoever. No real aging. All of a sudden Alan's lost about 10 years in youth.
And although i say this tongue in cheek as there are more important things in the world. He has sold out to hollywood, rideing on recent success there, by internationally watering down a great british character for the sake of coverage, and appealing to morons, who wouldnt know a good comedy against, Mrs browns boys *pukes up*. So when i hear reviews of people absolutely killing themselves with laughter in the aisles at cinemas. i wonder what medication they have spiked into the Foye drinks and popcorn. It is funny in places, and those places are when we see the vulnerable idiot we all know and love, does a turn.
On the whole though, this is not as much Alan Partridge , as Alan Coogan. And yes, he deserves his fame and money, but i just wish he would have been braver, not appealed to a sanatised and watered down audience, and gave us 2 hours to treasure. If i was him, i would know in my heart, this film adds nothing to the brilliance that had gone before.
Anyway, off you rush, the boxset of citizen Kahn is out on the shops soon!
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Initial post: 17 May 2014 01:45:40 BDT
Mr. B. R. Good says:
totally agree. He was funny when his hair fitted the character. Greying, side parting etc...now he is 15 years younger with a ridiculous younger man's hairstyle.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2014 02:58:10 BDT
Walter Thomas Pendleton says:
Absolutely, a dam shame, sorry to not answer sooner
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 06:14:47 BDT
comfortably numb says:
Couldn't agree more, it's like a new character with the same name...this isn't our guy offering you his .." Alan Partridge tie and blazer badge pack"..why the long loose lank hair,..no cheesy grin, instead, a poor attempt at a cool guy leer..I'll stick to the tv series.
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