Where’s the anarchy? Danny Boyle’s Pistols biopic has been Disney-fied
Adrama about the Pistols should be a riot.
Danny Boyle is the director who gave us Trainspotting, a film that crackled with energy.
The blame must lie with the studio because – odd as it may sound for a show featuring,
drugs and a great deal of swearing – the end product feels Disney-fied.
It is a conventional retelling, ticking off all the staging posts in the Pistols story
first meeting with Malcolm McLaren, first gig, the infamous Bill Grundy interview
the Jubilee boat trip.
The script is based on the memoir of guitarist Steve Jones
the sanitised tone makes lines of dialogue sound like they’re taken from a CBBC show,