Blue Story was a special type of film. One infused with a comedy, romance and food for thought.
It is the most refreshing thing to see Black celebrities and influencers who don’t usually get much love on the big stage, earn £1.3 million pounds in its opening weekend, despite controversial screening bans. The film stars actors that you almost feel you know in real life because you have watched them growing up on meme pages like ‘ImJustBait’ and ‘Young Kings TV’, now on the big screen and in such high quality. I just want to start this blog by congratulating Rapman and thanking him for giving me the gift of representation with this incredible film.
The film is a rollercoaster of emotions to say the least, you’re laughing, then you’re crying, all whilst being glued to the edge of your seat from the suspense. The film portrayed the beauty of friendship and love and the ugly reality of gang culture. Two young boys who were once inseparable best friends ended up becoming enemies. The reason? Postcode wars. Rapman does a great job of showing the reality of people in those situations.
A gangster film with romantic undertones and a cryptic message about mental health. The film had everything however, I feel that for the naive viewer, the most important message that Rapman is trying to pass on may be lost, because of how good the film itself is.
Nevertheless, Blue Story is a huge win for the culture, a well-written, perfectly executed and meaningful piece of art. The future of the UK urban film scene is exciting and I for one cannot wait to see what else we can produce. Huge credit to Rapman and the whole cast, you’ve done us proud.
Final film rating: 10/10