Hello again JB fans!
I would like to say that I,m very excited that we have a JB bio movie at last! The cast and crew look good and hopefully this movie will be on a par with "RAY".
I,m not completely sold on Boseman as JB but I think he is going to pull off a nearly impossible job as the Godfather Of Soul. One of my concerns is a few liberties, listed below, that they are taking in the movie, judging by the trailer;
- JB was around 5'7 or so; Boseman is much taller (he almost towers over actor playing Bobby Byrd)
- One scene with Bootsy and the JBs - the drum sets are too far apart (on stage they were closer together).
- Vietnam scene with JB complaining to the officer- I could be wrong but I didn,t see Tim Drummond anywhere ( he was the first white member of the late 60,s band, playing bass guitar, and went with JB to play in Vietnam). WHOOPS! I was wrong! He was in that particular segment as well at the Boston Gardens scene.
- JB shooting the shotgun by accident at the insurance seminar( the shotgun didn,t go off because it wouldn,t work).
The Jacksons TV movie had Randy almost grown when he officially joined the group, when in real life, he was a little boy who was excellent on playing congas.
I want this movie to do really well and hopefully see other movies or documentaries on Mr. Brown,s life. As for some people saying that they have seen this story time and again, no they haven,t!
JB,s story is one of a kind and is unique and thank God, it will finally be seen on screen, for better or worse!