(This review may contain spoilers).
I thought this movie looked like it was quite interesting to see… and although it didn’t have quite as much humour as I was expecting it to have, I still found it really entertaining to watch.
There was a good atmosphere in this movie and I liked seeing Cosmo’s home life and that there was a lot of depth to his character. I particularly liked seeing his relationship with his brother and it was nice to see that Brendan had quite a bit of depth to him… though it would have been good to see a bit more background to their parents and sister.
I thought it was interesting to see Cosmo’s slight obsession with watching music videos, which gave him a good motivation for creating a band, rather than just because he had a crush on Raphina.
While there was a love triangle in the movie, I did find myself getting drawn into it, though I felt that Raphina seemed very fake at first. It was good to see Cosmo creating his own style and refusing to be cowed by the principal of his school… who really seemed to be one of the worst teachers ever.
I did think there were a couple of things that didn’t make much sense, though it was cool to see the enterprising nature of the band’s manager. And I did like the original ways they changed the songs and made their music videos.
I did like the music in this movie and there were a few elements of humour, as well as some development and motivations showed of the minor characters. I did feel some sympathy for the bully character by the end of the movie.
While the ending of this movie wasn’t as satisfying as it could have been, I did enjoy watching it and I liked the connection of the band name with the school name. I don’t think I’d watch this movie again, but I did enjoy watching it the first time.