The HBO series "The Sopranos" not only made TV history, it is part of pop culture. James Gandolfini created an iconic character in Anthony "Tony" Soprano. Does his story really need a prequel movie?
The word "cult" is becoming more and more inflationary. What is considered a cult today! But you have to earn a cult. It cannot be attributed to a person or a work by a PR agency. The HBO series "The Sopranos," which is about mob boss Anthony Soprano (James Gandolfini), who suffers from panic attacks, enjoys real cult status. In 86 episodes, the series tells the story of an Italian-American mafia family in New Jersey.
"The Many Saints of Newark" - to stream on Sky - now reveals the history of the Sopranos. But where the series once set new accents, the film is just a rehash of various mafia films. A prequel can hardly be more superfluous!
A detailed review of "The Many Saints of Newark" by Ronny Rüsch and Axel Max - now in a new episode of the ntv podcast "Oscars