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March 2, 2020- by Steven E. Greer
In wrapping up my review of recent musicals on Netflix, I watched Yesterday, the fictional story about a man who is the only one on Earth to remember the Beatles after a cosmic event changed time and history. I was hoping it would be like Bohemian Rhapsody or Rocketman and incorporate great well-established songs into a movie format with a story. I was wrong. I was hoodwinked.
Nowhere in the marketing of this crapfilm did it mention that Kate McKinnon played a prominent role. Her failing, misguided, hate-America politics aside, she is not a star. She is off-putting. She is not funny.
That is what I dislike about her. Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Fallon, Kate McKinnon is being forced upon an unwilling audience by the media elites who want to push an agenda. I am sure Lorne Michaels, a powerful player at NBC Universal, which released the film, gets a cut of any of the success of the aforementioned.
But Kate was not the only product of bad casting. Lily James of Downton Abbey fame was, once again, crammed into a role that did not suit her. The poor writing by Richard Curtis did not help when they awkwardly inserted a love story. Himesh Patel and Ed Sheeran were also awful.
Yesterday was in theaters in 2019, which means it was written and greenlighted long before the Obama stooges in the UK had realized that they were walking dead men. This was at the height of the pro-immigration propaganda effort. Thus, Himesh Patel was chosen as the leading man instead of a Liverpool lad, or some other obviously better choice.
Danny Boyle is the director behind this clusterfuck of a film. His claim to fame is Slumdog Millionaire, which was successful only because he made a rare film about India and tapped into a huge population of viewers. He thought the same pandering formula would work here and it did not.
However, it could have. Mr. Patel was the least worst part of this movie. Kate McKinnon and bad writing put the nail in the coffin for this one (To be fair, I am also sure that the studio executives at NBC Universal mangled the original screenplay beyond recognition).