Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (IMDb)
I realized the other day that I’ve never seen part two of this miniseries, only part one, even though I own it. So I figured, why not watch both? And man, I forgot how good this is. It’s long, coming in at about 6 hours all together, but it honestly doesn’t feel like it, it’s always so enthralling. A little out there? Oh yeah most definitely. But the fact it was written in ’93, filmed in ’03, and I watched it yesterday, and I still found it enthralling and relevant, says a lot about not only the play, but about our world (maybe were not moving as much as Prior thinks we are?) You literally cannot go wrong with this cast. It’s insanely brilliant. (Although maybe Emma Thompson went to over the top with the angel? May be an unpopular opinion) I also liked that it stuck to a lot of the multiple role casting that’s in the play. But I do wish they would have gone all the way and just had the core eight actors play every part, like in the stage play. Overall, I loved revisiting this play that I haven’t seen or read in about five years. And this is a great representation of it.