Some things in this world are inevitable and such is the fact that at some point in time, someone somewhere would put together a film about the life and career of James Brown. And here it is: directed by Tate Taylor (known for “The Help”) and starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, “Get on up” is going to bring the colourful life of the godfather of soul to the big screen.
Now, it might be my inner cynicism surfacing here, but unless this film wows me in some way (preferably with the acting, because it’s a biopic, so the story is pretty much self-explanatory), I have a strong feeling that “Get on up” is going to go down in history as this year’s “The Butler”, i.e. a shameful Oscar-baity empty shell of a film… But don’t quote me on that. Nevertheless, it might be worth a poke.
“Get on up” opens world-wide on the 1st of August 2014.