#1
To those who don't know what I'm talking about, Tommy is a Rock Musical by The Who with some guests like Clapton, Tina Turner, and Elton John.
It's about a boy, Tommy, played by Roger Daltry that goes mentally deaf, dumb, and blind after seeing his step-father kill his real father who returned as a survivor of Battle of Britain.
He meets a pinball machine in a junk yard and becomes a pro at it.
Eventually becoming a Jesus Christ-type character, he attracts many deciples for his club but gets his parents killed in the process of rebellion.
It is basically a satire on hippy culture, rock and roll, and religion itself.

I thought it was pretty good.
Some parts of it were surely boring, but the middle parts, when Tommy gets famous, are at it's best.
Elton John and the Who perform "Pinball Wizard", which was just spectacular.
Everyone shoud check that out on youtube.

Overall, I think it was great.

discuss.
#5
Sound's pretty good. What's the soundtrack like?

How much is it for the dvd
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a little lost.....
#6
i thought it was pretty lame....
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I have no opinion on this matter.
#7
never did see that movie, but i saw elton do "pinball wizard" (i actually have the song as well ) and that was cool.
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#8
It was a god awful movie, but still awesome to watch.
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#9
It sounds alright, I might have to look into it sometime.
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#10
Omg great!
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He's a righteous man,
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#12
I've always wanted to see this movie.

Sure seems like lately I've been listening to the Who a whole lot, and Pete Townsend is just a pure geniune song-writer and artist if you ask me. Combine that with the best god damn rythym section of all time, you got youreslf a winner

The Who are teh shitz
I love all forms of Rock 'n' Roll, past and NOT present
#13
Quote by Davo Ownz
Sound's pretty good. What's the soundtrack like?

How much is it for the dvd
?


I didn't buy it, I NEVER buy movies, just not worth it.
I rented it.
#14
the only rock opera movie I found enjoyable was the Wall by Pink Floyd, Tommy wasn't very good.
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#15
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a film, about moi?

well really ....


A film starring you and a midget in the role of a midget.

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the only rock opera movie I found enjoyable was the Wall by Pink Floyd, Tommy wasn't very good.


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#16
i duz like ur sig sir. ^

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ahh that's better.
a little lost.....
#17
Great album...Great Live performances of it.

But there were a lot of really good performers acting terribly and even a couple really good actors singing terribly.

Still, easily a top 5 album for me.

See username.
#18
...I hate Tommy. so much, in fact, that I use it as an example to judge every crap movie I see against. for example, I will ask myself, "in comparison to Tommy, how shitty was this movie?" Blindness, for example, was much worse. Even so, if Tommy was a fetus, and I was pregnant with it, I would drink a couple of forty's, grab a wire hanger, and stumble into a bathtub.
#19
Not that great of a film, but the album is amazing.

Quadropheina on the other hand....


My favourite movie ever, and one of my favourite albums too.


Man i love The Who.
#21
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#22
Didn't like it all. It's pretty boring to watch and the music isn't mah thing really.
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#23
I have the album but I am yet to see the movie. I've heard good things though.
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butthose bagpipes sound awesome.