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Spice World
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12.06.2007 By: Sturdy
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Director:
Bob Spiers

Actors:
Victoria Beckham
Melanie Brown
Alan Cumming

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
The girls make their first, and last big screen appearance with their own movie. Together, they must…forget it…I’m not going to try and convince you there’s actually a plot. They sing and dance and you get the songs stuck in your head for days.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Say what you want about the Spice Girls, but while boy bands like 98 Degrees and Backstreet Boys were embarrassing themselves by “trying to be about the music”, the Girls were comfortable being a made-for-publicity, media loving, shameless fad and they had fun with it. They didn’t play instruments, they didn’t write their songs and they didn’t sing all that well. However, their songs were catchy and everyone’s ultimate guilty pleasure.

They took advantage of every opportunity to sell their fame and make money. The ultimate example of this came in the form of SPICE WORLD. The film gets a bad rap because the Spice Girls are pretty much a punch line these days, but people forget that this was actually a semi-decent film. It’s not going to be compared to A HARD DAY’S NIGHT anytime soon, but as far as rockumentaries go, it wasn’t bad.

I feel that by not slamming this movie, I’m giving up a serious number of man-cards. But that’s ok. I didn’t hate the movie and I’m not completely ashamed to admit that. The music is bad on so many levels, but you can’t deny the fact their jingles get stuck in your head and make you smile. It’s not deep and meaningful music, but again, they don’t try to be. Watching them run around London singing their songs is mildly amusing and the movie doesn’t take it self seriously at all. Also, the Spice Girls were actually kind of hot at this time since this is before the kids and plastic surgery.

Normally, at this point in a review, I give a few examples of things the filmmakers could have done better and some things I didn’t like. In this case, nothing I say could make this film better. It’s pretty much as good as a Spice Girl movie is going to get. The Girls are cheesy and embarrassing, so any movie about them is going to be the same. When you rent or buy this movie, you know exactly what you’re getting, so have fun with it.
THE EXTRAS
Only some Previews and a Bonus musical peformance: “Mama”
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I think this movie, more than any other, is given as a gag gift on certain occasions. That’s probably what merited this re-release. However, if you ever receive it as a gag gift, I won’t tell anyone when you secretly watch it…and like it.
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