Thursday, 20 October 2011

Bananas (1971)

First of all, I am sorry for not writing for some time. I had a lot of work and didn't even have the time to scratch my ass. And that does not take too much time you know.But now I'm back, hopefully for some time. Another thing is , that one of my friends, who is an actual reviewer, viewed my scribbles and said that I use too much of personal opinion when reviewing.That made me wonder. Do you seriously take any of this nonsense seriously ? I mean i covered an entire paragraph about Nazis in my last "review", you can not take a guy who talks about Nazis seriously. Now , to make my point, Bananas (1971) by Woody Allen , is as ridiculous as I am.
It would be really hard to talk about anything made by Allen, because there is nothing new, everyone knows him and knows what his movies are about. So lets just pretend that you have never heard of a guy named Woody Allen.
So your common sense might be tingling and telling you that "this might be a comedy". Well, Einstein , guess what, you just one none million dolirs in a shape of geese.(See the joke is that Einstein is actually dead). But yes, this is a comedy, and as I see it, it is a stereotypical comedy for it's time. Jokes are often random, and the randomness makes them funny. Thou in the end , many jokes fail to make the same impact as you get used to them. Many serious matters are discussed in Bananas from an angle of absurdity. It is as if the whole world just does not see the stupidity of many acts. And not only serious things like politics or death are made fun of, the little things, the way we eat, the way people try to be fit, advertisements, everything is a laughing matter here.

This stupidity is made casual. That makes it more funny than people laughing from their own jokes, but that is very common it comedies of that time, so that is why I can't say that this is something remarkably great and unique. It is funny, to a certain point. It is good to watch. Even the plot makes sense more or less. But it is not a god of comedy. Now if, lets just say, i would remember that this is by Allen, then HOLLY MOTHER OF KAMOLLY , THIS IS DAS BEST COMEDY EVER, I SHAT MY CATS LITTER BOX OUT OF LAUGHTER. But let's be fair and not judge a movie by it's credits. Allen is good, but for some unknown reasons he is not my personal God and will never be. Sorry Allen fans.

Now when it comes to Allen... You have to have sex. The importance of sex is highly escalated in every movie by Woody Allen, this one is no different . Actually the main plot revolves about sex, but for to anyone who has seen any of his works that is nothing new.
Now to finish this all up, there is one thing that came to my mind while watching this. Bananas is like the internet in film form. Sex, randomness is there and there is nothing saint , that could not be made fun of.
Enjoy.
Also, i could make a whole series of Woody Allen works, so don't forget to vote. Why ? Why not ?

33 comments:

  1. woody allen is best!!

    follow me for extreme randomnism!
    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  2. I have never seen a woody allen movie. I should start with this one

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  3. I'm ashamed to say it, but I've only seen a couple of his movies. I should really do something about it.

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  4. Allens okay but Randomness is God!

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  5. This and Sleeper are my favourite Allen movies but it's been a while.

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  6. Woody Allen is a genius. This isn't my favorite film of his, but it's up there!

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  7. Never seen this one, but I do like many of his other films.

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  8. I don't know much about Woody Allen, except he married his daughter

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  9. i saw it and seriously didnt know wth was going on, but i thinks thats why its good

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  10. Would you be surprised I've never think I've anything related to Woody Allen.

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  11. A bit old, but seems like a good movie

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  12. I've never seen this movie since iwas born, might watch it :P + follow good post

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  13. this movie looks really good :D

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  14. Thanks for dropping by my blog. No don't drop the opinionated stuff it's good!

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  15. I don't know, I kind of prefer it when people have their personal opinions bias things. Makes for a more interesting read.

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  16. I just love woody's work! nice blog following!

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  17. To Quote Ned Flanders:
    I like Woody Allen films, except for that nervous fellow who is always in them.

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  18. Woody Allen is allways good!

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  19. Man, I haven't seen this film in a while. I think you should make a Woody Allen series, I'll read it!

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  20. Man, I haven't seen a Woody Allen movie in some time, looks interesting!

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  21. great movie
    I think this can win

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  22. I'd watch it if it where on, but I don't think I would go looking for it.

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