Monday , 11 December 2017

Reasons “Spice World” Is A Cinematic Masterpiece

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1997’s “Spice World” introduced an entirely new side of the Spice Girls to the world. Once and for all, the Spice Girls proved that “they don’t just sing.”

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Though it’s nearly impossible to pick one stand-out star from “Spice World”, Geri must be commended for her role as “Geri.”

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Her natural ability to capture our attention was prevalent throughout the 93-minute opus.

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That microphone probably didn’t work… but she made you believe it did.

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Baby Spice is equally astonishing.


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Her character, which technically wasn’t even a character because she just played herself, questioned social norms.

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Which was way ahead of its time. This is 1997 we’re talking about!

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Baby Spice also managed to deliver her lines while constantly sucking on a lollipop. Lord knows we don’t see that nowadays.

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Then there was Scary. A natural talent, her faces really make you believe what she’s saying.

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And Posh!

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 For example:

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The scene where she drives the bus the wheel has been described as very “real.”

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And one cannot forget about the iconic, unforgettable bootcamp scene.

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But, Posh is at her best when she wakes a little boy from a coma.

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 With 4 words, she shaped a generation:

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Oh yeah, Sporty was good too.

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All together, it was quite obvious how hard the Spice Girls worked to create this film.

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 The 5 girls shined on screen.

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The set design, as demonstrated by this random Spice Gazebo in France, was unparalleled for 1997.

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AND THERE WAS A SWING ON A BUS.

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The dialogue was also incredibly clever and sharp.

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One-liners like this one still stand the test of time. In 2013, “No more Mr. Nice Spice” holds up splendidly.

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The film also advanced race relations. A truly “cross-cultural” moment of the film happens when the girls encounter aliens.

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While some considered this scene “gross”, “crude”, and “over the top.”

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Music legend, Elton John, even took time out of his busy schedule to appear in the film.

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And the bus driver was Meatloaf.

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The wardrobe also needs to be applauded.

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Who else besides Scary Spice was wearing mini braids and space suits at the time? No one. That’s because it was revolutionary.

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Their creepy manager’s facial hair is just disgusting enough to really make you believe he was a true creep.

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 One of the film’s most impressive scenes happens when each of the Spice Girls parody each other.

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The film also tackled the difficult subject of motherhood.

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And also manta rays.

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And the Pope.

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 You can’t talk about “Spice World” without talking about the film’s haunting, unforgettable score.

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Lastly, the special effects.

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