Share Your World 6/7/22

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

Yes. I did. I still do in fact. They are the best bit.

Are you a fan of musicals—why or why not?

I have always enjoyed musicals; some more than others.

Is it difficult to do what you do? (for a living, hobby etc.). If you’re retired, what you ‘did’ previously for a job can be substituted.

I would say that it is not that difficult but I have been doing it for ten years or so now so it has become easy.

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?  (Doesn’t have to be a rock concert either).

I went to see Liam Gallagher the other day. It was awesome.

Looking back over your life, what is one thing you’re grateful for? One thing you really regret?

I’m really grateful for meeting my wife but I cannot think of anything that I can say that I actually regret as things happen because they are meant to happen.

On ITV today 4/6/1956

Roy Rogers – Ghost Town Gold

The Count of Monte Cristo – Lichtenburg.

Highway Patrol

Coming 2 America

I recently watched Coming 2 America and I cannot say that I was disappointed by this sequel to the classic 80s film. I also liked that they managed to get all of the original characters played by the same actors just thirty years older than in the first movie.

Eddie Murphy doesn’t really look that much different to be honest, but Arsenio Hall does look quite a bit older. Eddie Murphy must have a painting in his basement., that is all I can say.

This film certainly had a lot more female characters in it as this featured the three daughters of Prince Akeem as well as a few other prominent female characters which is more than can be said of the original movie.

This movie was sort of the opposite to the original as this movie was set more in Zamunda than it was in America and it was a case of American’s being transplanted into Zamunda rather than the other way around which was nice little twist.

The film is entertaining enough, and is probably more so if you are familiar with the original, and I would definitely say take a look at it. .

Joker

I have just watched Joker and it was an interesting film to say the least. It is a mix of a superhero film and a film about the mentally ill.

It is set is another universe as different from the universe where Adam West was Batman, or Michael Keaton or Val Kilmer or George Clooney or Christian Bale or Ben Affleck or most recently Robert Pattinson but it could just as easily be set in the real world of the 1980s as, other than the mention of Thomas Wayne and being set in Gotham City this could easily be set in the real world and that is what sets is apart from any of version of the Batman universe, which this ultimately is, and a decent version of it as well.

The film works just as well if you strip away all of the Batman elements and take it as a story in its own right about society and mentally ill people within society.

Joaquin Phoenix was sublime in the lead role of the person who would ultimately become the Joker and there were times when you felt quite sorry for him and his lot in life which shows how good he was in the role.

I enjoyed all the Batman references as a big comic book fan but you really didn’t have to have a knowledge of Batman lore to enjoy this film at all as it was quite separate from any other Gotham set film.

It is easily the most violent Batman film of all as well but that is not a criticism.