Discussion in 'Moopy Odeon' started by dUb, Aug 8, 2019.
It really should have been accompanied by a documentary series.
I’m sure I read that this being developed was in conjunction with Netflix buying the US rights to Eurovision itself
Such a shame the real thing isn’t available for curious newcomers
Yeah, they bought the rights to the 2019 and 2020 contests for the US
Strange that 2019 is nowhere to be seen when I VPN myself to Miami...
I’m very disappointed that some of the album versions are only about 80 seconds long.
I NEED a three minute version of the Belarus song!
Yep, quite the cop-out
Well that was HORSE SHIT.
Though the Hydro replacing Greyfrairs Bobby amused me. As did the emotional climax of the film taking place during a point where the people viewing at home would be watching a postcard where the Lithuanian entry was pissing on some tartan.
I quite enjoyed it, lovely songs and costumes x
Absolutely loved this - thought it was a beautiful tribute to the contest - so much heart and ultimately the story of a journey, which is what Eurovision is all about. Plus a soundtrack that I think I’m going to become obsessed with. DOUZE POINTS
yes it was clearly created from a place of love.
Okay there were some things that didn't ring true but we got FUCKING LOREEN IN A FILM.
Loved it ! And actually some good songs !
Oh I'm going to have to watch this now.
I thought this was actually QUITE GOOD
The songs were there, and the story was fairly bog standard but it all felt very much in the spirit of Eurovision.
I probably enjoyed it more because it was in Edinburgh. And I was gagged at the hydro being plonked in Edinburgh. IF ONLY.
I was trying to work out if that was the Hydro, or if Edinburgh had a similar venue!
No they have to STEAL our wonderful venues, which let's face it are all we have!
Am I also right in saying that Hydro aside, the Edinburgh geography was all over the place? Unlike that Avengers film that actually kept things REALLY accurate apart from changing a cutesy cupcake cafe into a chippy
I was gagged at the thought Edinburgh could host Eurovision.
Oh the bit where they are driving to the hydro, they kept going round the same streets. I had no idea where they were going in the end.
Yes, it was never really explained WHY the contest was being held in Edinburgh. I assume they got it on the cheap from the Scottish Government.
I do wonder if people will start coming to Edinburgh expecting to see the hydro.
Well, the hosts were clearly neither Scottish or British, so it must have been filling in for a country that couldn't afford it.
Which rather undermines a key plot point....
They might be that shit, but they wouldn’t send THAT shit
Anyway, overall, I feel like this was a celebration of the contest
So the album is at 2 on UK itunes.
Husavik at 7! Double trouble at 25 and Jaja Ding Dong at 33
Does the paid for version have full length song?
For about 2/3 of them yes, but for some of the contest entries I don't think they ever wrote/recorded more than the snippet.
Obsessed with this one now and so sad we'll never get a three minute version. @Alla and @ButterTart you need to hear this:
I heard this one the other day. I was actually impressed, I just assumed the songs from this would all be shit.
I'm becoming a bit obsessed with Husavik, I think.
About half of the soundtrack is GENUINELY VERY GOOD and would probably be in my top ten at an actual Eurovision.
Yes, it really does have some strong songs and vox. Good on Molly Sanden for delivering the goods
I really enjoyed it. Yes, it was inconsequential nonsense, but it was good entertainment for a windy Sunday afternoon. I also thought it was actually fairly respectful of the whole thing.
Of course the best line was the UK getting zero points
My favourite line was “the elves went TOO FAR” after the explosion
The elves closing the door bit was my other favourite moment
This is HARDLY a negative when it comes to Eurovision
Obviously it was too long, cringey and full of faults but it was quite pleasurable in places.
The passion for Eurovision expressed throughout was nice. The cameos and nods to the real show were fun.
Obviously actual Eurovision performances are beyond parody which made these performances perfectly serviceable and quite fun.
Rachel McAdams was great.
Did anyone else think Ulrika Johnson walked into the pub towards the end?
HOWEVER those high marks in the poll above are a bit .
I've come out of it playing Hoppipolla which I'm not sure was the desired effect
Also FUCKING Jamala croaking out Waterloo.
You JUST KNOW Salvador refused to be in the SONG A LONG. I'm glad they made him a BUSKER!
According to IMDB's trivia section, Salvador was asked to be in another scene but refused as he wanted a bigger fee