Spice World (1997)

spice worldSpice World (1997)

Directed by: Bob Spiers

Starring: Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm

one-star

Do you remember the Spice Girls? I sure as hell don’t, and I pity anyone who still clings onto the memory of pop stars of past ages. The idea behind the Spice Girls is, they’re like a boy band… but they’re GIRLS. SPICE girls. And they somehow managed to get popular enough to have a terrible movie with some surprising cameos in it made for them.

A pop group of five British women called the Spice Girls live a life of wonder and intrigue, and they have to put on a concert before the evil whoevers break up the band because of blah blah blah. It’s basically the eye-assaulting 90’s version of A Hard Day’s Night.

It’s a pretty weird movie, mostly due to the plethora of dream sequences and the surreal lack of coherence. There’s a part in this movie where the Spice Girls meet a couple aliens who land in the middle of nowhere, who came all the way to Earth to get their autographs. That’s the kind of weird shit that goes on in here. And honestly, I didn’t hate it as much because of those bizarre, unexpected gems. It could’ve easily been boring and awful and just nothing but terrible music, but it keeps throwing you off your expectations because nothing makes sense. In a surreal comedy, I think that’s perfectly acceptable, I just had no idea that Spice World was going to be that thing.

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