Although or maybe just because I had some mixed feelings about the Downton Abbey series, I went to check out the movie. Was it good? Was it bad? Let’s find out!
All of Downton Abbey is in an uproar. The King and Queen have announced they are paying a visit. There are preparations to be made, family feuds to be undusted, drama to be had…
Although I watched all seasons of Downton Abbey I could never quite make my mind up about the show. I loved that it was interspersed with bits of real history but at times the soap opera vibe was too strong for me.
I thought, maybe the film will hit the spot a bit more so I went to see it at theaters. It immediately turned out that I was not the target audience. There was just I, an elderly couple and four elderly ladies.
I was determined to ignore that and made myself comfy for this 2-hour film.
The thing is, it’s only been a few weeks since I’ve seen the film but I am hardly able to remember much about it. It felt more like a Christmas special episode than a full-fledged movie worth of cinematic experience.
As they tried to squeeze in a sub-plot for every character, none of them gets all that much of a story. There simply isn’t time. Some of the issues addressed are a bit flimsy (and sometimes defy logic), so I’m sorry to say that I didn’t really care for anything that was going on. Maybe with the exception of Thomas, although his story was also cut rather short.
Don’t get me wrong, the movie wasn’t bad. It just was nothing special at all and, to be honest, there were episodes more fascinating than the film. It was enjoyable enough but ultimately there were no surprises or big excitements.
Downton Abbey is the kind of film you watch once and then forget about it. It was a decent picture but nothing special and definitely not warranting a trip to the cinema. Just wait until you can watch it at home together with the rest of the show!
Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!