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An Artist is Borne... and the Birth was not Very Good
You probably wonder what i mean about "An Artist is Borne... and the Birth was not Very Good", the artist is Peter Sellers, and the birth is this movie 'Penny Points to Paradise', so simple is that.
The Goons first movie together is slightly better than there's second attempt at making one (Down Among the Z Men), and the characters is also slightly funnier, and the whole thing is just more lively in a way, but not perfect by a mile, most of the jokes fall flat, and sometimes it's just boring to look at. I frequently ask myself why Milligan and Secombe didn't gave the leading role to Sellers, it's obviously him that rule at being fun, it's hard to understand but there must have been a reason... and yes the story is pretty thin.
Sellers himself didn't like the movie at all, actually this was what he said about it... "It really was a terrifyingly bad film!' As you will see when you watch it" (sentence remembered by Vic Pratt, one of Sellers friends), I wouldn't use the same words as Sellers, I would rather say it's 60% bad and 40% good, because it's not utterly bad, but also it isn't so good that you want to buy it, it's more like a movie you rent, and just watch because it's Peter Sellers first feature film... if your a fan of him or The Goons, it's a (MUST-SEE)
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