Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Feb 2015)
Brief Synopsis – 30 years after the events of The Last Picture Show (1971), the main characters all meet up again and realize that life isn’t any easier than it was 30 years earlier.
My Take on it – Usually when a sequel is made, I like to watch it in order to once again meet up with well liked characters and see what they are currently doing (like meeting old friends).
Unfortunately, this movie revisits the characters from the original and shows that nothing they wanted as youths were fulfilled at all, since the exact opposite is true.
The characters’ lives have all deteriorated in the interim 30 years and this movie loses all of the magic and meaningfulness of the original.
I personally would have been much happier not knowing what befell these characters and I wish that my memories of them wouldn’t have been tainted by the story this movie tells.
Bottom Line – Not a worthwhile sequel because it completely pales in comparison to the original. Wasn’t even nice to see the characters because none have evolved but rather have all deteriorated.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ellen Burstyn didn’t want to reprise her role in this movie. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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