I was buzzing going into the cinema to watch this movie. Although I have only recently sat down and binge-watched the TV series, I’ve been anticipating to watch their big screen debut and get some more Entourage excitement. The boys didn’t let me down, as they return once again to the city of angels.
Jeremy Piven once again steals the show, the role of agent Ari Gold seems like it was custom made for him. Half of the funny and most hilarious moments happen because of his performance and the wacky character he portrays, just like it was in the show. Furthermore it was great to see that the main boys haven’t lost their touch, each maintaining their old ways. They still offer us the verbal back and forth between them and the banter is as amusing as ever.
Including most of the recurring characters in the show, and great cameos, even some that we are used to seeing in Entourage meant that we were quickly re-familiarized with the LA-Hollywood setting and added a feeling of nostalgia to the mix. Billy Bob Thornton in an pivotal role in the movie was also very important to change it up as much as possible and keep things interesting.
It’s not really movie material through and through, the reason in the first place that it started and lasted 8 seasons on TV. But don’t get me wrong it’s still great comedy, better than most comedy films being released, and it’s even funny for those that haven’t watched the show (as my mate’s reactions would suggest).
Could have been half a season on TV instead of a movie.