Okay, you probably have read the news that some cinemas have banned Blue Story from their screens. This came after a fight broke out at Star City in Birmingham, which is believed to have been caused by the film. Alright, we can't blame them if they think this move is the best for their patrons, can we? Yet, just like you, we're also holding out on a little hope that they will eventually see the film for what it is. Yes, it deserves better.
Here at Binge.co, we firmly believe that racism exists - and if you think otherwise, then Blue Story is the right film for you. Trust us, it has a great message for all of us that you shouldn't miss. For those who don't know or haven't heard of it, this crime drama film is about two friends who become entangled in postcode warfare between South London’s Peckham and Deptford. It's gonna be Shiro’s Story creator Rapman's follow-up film, starring Stephen Odubola and Michael Ward in the lead roles. They are joined by Karla-Simone Spence and Khalu Best. Honestly, how could this film go wrong with these stars?
Now, with everything that we've mentioned so far, do you think you're gonna be able to last without a tissue? Well, wait until you're actually minutes into the movie, you might need a box of it, so grab one now! In the meantime, you can check out the trailer here while waiting for Blue Story to be available online. You might also be interested in some of the best British movies listed here.
Did you know that Blue Story has forced Vue to beef up their security in their cinemas? Okay, in case you missed it, a group of teenagers armed with knives and machetes came to blows on Saturday evening at Star City in Burningham. And according to Vue, Rapman's gangland drama is to blame. Apparently, it was because the brawl broke out during the screening of the film. Aside from that, there had also been 25 reports of serious incidents in 16 cinemas of Vue. This led to the cinema company banning Blue Story from their screens. When asked for their statement, a Vue spokesperson said that the company had a hard time coming up with a decision since Blue Story was a promising film that bears an important message. Still, the banning had to be done for the welfare and safety of their customers.
However, this decision was met with racist allegations against Vue. It most especially caught the ire of Rapman, who questioned whether there were hidden reasons for the ban. According to him, the brawl wasn't caused by his movie, so he couldn't help having doubts about the company's integrity. Following this, Vue chief executive Tim Richards said that the decision had nothing to do with race. He even said that we need more films like this. After all, we need more resources to learn about racial discrimination. He also decided to rescreen Blue Story, but this time, with toughened security, Well, isn't this good news? At least you can watch Blue Story in peace now.
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