Andrew's Review of Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - The Wall(1982)
I am a big fan of Pink Floyd, so once I finally got the chance to see this movie I have to admit it took me a few more viewings to fully appreciate it. When I first watched it I have only listened to the album only 2 or 3 times and at the time I just listened to the music but didn't really take the time to actually understand the meaning behind it. Once I took the time to understand it I went back to this movie and overall I found it to be a really good screen adaptation of the album. The movie does a really good job at showing the characters emotions. It looks really good for the time not to mention the animation scenes look outstanding! My personal favorite scene in the movie is the Empty Spaces animation sequence. Just the way the things morph into other objects it really looks spectacular. I can't think of any other movie at the time that had such great animation. As much as I love this movie there are a couple things that are wrong with it, just a few minor complaints. Now this movie while does a really good job at putting The Wall to the big screen, there might be people going into this movie and they might not listen to Pink Floyd that much or not at all. If there are people who first see this movie and they are not a hard core Pink Floyd fan then seeing this movie is opening the door to Pink Floyd for them. The movie has a few offensive scenes that might be to much for the sensitive people out there. While you can still watch this movie and not listen to Pink Floyd and still really enjoy it because it tells a story that a lot of people in the world can relate to but I think that this is a movie made mostly for the fans of the band. I know there are tons of people who complain about this movie for that but honestly before watching it and start complaining just look at the title I mean you should know what you are getting. One other complaint is the absent and changed songs in the movie, nearly all the songs were changed a little bit for the movie and really some of them I liked but others I was just thing I wish that they kept the original versions in the movie. I think it would have been neat to see Hey You brought in the finished film. Overall I think this is a really great film. It is a perfect flick to put on when you just want to relax and it is just a great album.