What is the message? Is there a reason for watching? What is there to teach us?
To begin with there is a grandeur about the whole show, the architecture, the buildings, so beautiful in design and the elegance of marble stone. The art form of the show does standout and the music gives a feel of something else. Jude Law (Lenny Belardo) who portrays The Young Pope has an impressive on-screen presence and his ability to play into the character certainly grabs you and draws you in. But there is a wonder, is he actually psychotic?
We start off in a dream sequence, it bounces around so at times you don’t know what is suppose to be reality or what is in his head. When Diane Keaton turns up as Sister Mary they start to try and provide a back story to how Lenny Belardo came to be. But instead this feels like taking a book of history and just dropping it off the side of the boat. So in essence you only saw what the front cover said. This is carried into the politics of the Vatican followed by some interested sequences one of which are some nun’s playing football which I rather liked. There was also an interesting scene with a kangaroo, however how flash the show, I felt like I zoned out at times.
The edginess towards the Pope making his first address was a constant flow throughout the show and when it came to it, I felt disappointed. There didn’t seem any clarity and it’s as if the show petered out at the end leaving you with unanswered questions.
I am not a fan of smoking in films and for a modern generation I didn’t think this was such a good idea to promote it in a way which it looks like a fashion accessory. And the fact he has a Coca-Cola for breakfast felt more like product placement rather than what one might expect to get in an orphanage growing up.
I guess I wont go for the answer as I don’t think I want to watch the next episode.