- Title The Blues Brothers
- Director John Landis
- Year 1980
- Run time 2hrs 13m
- Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Music
- Tagline They'll never get caught, they're on a mission from God
Blues brothers Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd) have sold their souls to rhythm'n'blues, but still lend a hand when the church orphanage in which they were raised is threatened with closure. Resolving to get their old band together and stage a fund-raising gig, the brothers have God on their side but everyone else against them | and that includes a bunch of Country and Western rednecks, an angry chapter of neo-Nazi thugs, the massed ranks of the Chicago police force, and Jake's psychotic ex-girlfriend Camille (Carrie Fisher).
|1:01||That looks pretty grim. How could anyone live there?|
|2:20||Lots of footsteps, it’s like The Bill.|
|5:58||They are really building up this character by waiting six minutes to show his face. Hope he’s worth it.|
|8:32||You can buy old police cars? Cool!|
|13:02||Who is this Penguin woman?|
|16:31||That’s actual James Brown!|
|22:09||The music in their car is always so loud, it’s hard to focus on what they’re saying.|
|24:59||Ooh, it’s so Thelma and Louise.|
|26:23||There’s a Toys R Us!|
|27:53||That’s quite a lot of destruction.|
|31:34||Princess Leia just shot at the Blues Brothers with a rocket launcher. What kind of crazy film is this?|
|35:07||That must be the worst place to live, ever.|
|42:59||Elwood is a great name. I like it.|
|44:19||Saying we’re on a mission from god doesn’t seem to be convincing anyone.|
|51:57||Ahh, I should have said “Say whaaat?”|
I’ve not seen this one before, and whilst I’m aware of some of the Blues Brothers folklore - mostly the black suits and sunglasses, to be honest - I really don’t know much about it. The trailer didn’t particularly inspire me, but it’s been recommended to me so many times, I can only give it a shot.
You’re all going to hate me, I know it. Before we started, I asked Mr C if he would be mad if I didn’t like it. He said: “I’ll be mad if you give it anything under a three.”
But then we were watching, and we watched for an hour, and I just wasn’t getting it. It was weird, it was slow paced, if there was humour there it was very sporadic, and good grief, if I heard: “We’re on a mission from god” or “We’re getting the band back together” one more time, I was going to explode.
I’m afraid to say it, but I was just totally bored. We switched off at the hour mark. I am ready to take the hate for this.