When I first heard that Peter Jackson was going to remake “Get Back”, I was excited. I believe that he was going to find the happiness and joy in the making of the original film. Then sneak peaks of his work started to come out confirming this, and I was very excited indeed.
Unfortunately the pandemic hit before the film could be released and then the focus changed. As this piece explains, it is no longer going to be a feature film for general distribution. Rather it is going to be a three part feature only on Disney+.
In other words, Jackson is going to do to Get Back what he did with The Hobbit: stretch it out and over do it. I think that will be a shame. I am sure some fans will love it, and seeing the extra material will be good, but I also think it will be flabby and overdone. Just like The Hobbit.
Maybe I am too pessimistic. Maybe it will be great. We shall soon see.
(Image: link to IndieWire.com)