Porridge :– Watch Porridge full movie on Project Free Tv,The announcement that Porridge was to be rebooted was greeted with almost universal cynicism. How could the BBC possibly recreate anything like the genius of the original? Who does Kevin Bishop think he is to step into Ronnie Barker’s prison-issue shoes? And doesn’t cyber-crime,the offence Bishop’s Fletch was banged up for, sound like desperation in modernising the setting?Well, the truth is that Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have written an episode that could sit very easily next to their originals.Very little has changed; certainly not the screws. It doesn’t take much to see wily Scottish guard Mr Meekie, played by Catastrophe’s Mark Bonnar, as a descendant of Mr Mackay, with the softer-touch Braithwaite (Dominic Coleman) as a modern Mr Barrowclough. And Bishop’s Fletch, grandson of the original, is not that different either.What is different is the cell dynamic. Before, Fletch was the habitual criminal, showing naive young Godber the ropes. This time around they are both schemers, but Fletch is the junior partner to career villain Joe Lotterby (Dave Hill), who was once banged up with his grandfather.The new version takes a scene to find its feet. Pre-credits we see Fletch being sentenced, giving his plea that he was guilty of a ‘victimless crime’ harming only greedy banks. It’s laugh-track heavy and doesn’t add much in the way of scene-setting that a judge’s summing-up over footage of doors slamming misses.Fast forward a few months to inside HMP Wakeley, and we could be in Slade 40 years ago, with Meekie trying to intimidate the mischievous Fletch:‘I know you’re at it and I will bring you down if I ever find you up to something larcenous.’At the end of the episode, after being defeated but not quite sure how, Meekie snarls: ‘I will have you, Fletcher.’ It’d be nice to see him try.
More Information about The Porridge Movie (2016)
Release: 28 Aug 2016 (Philipins)
IMDB Rating : 5.9/10
Director: : Dominic Brigstocke
writers: : Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Stars : Zahra Ahmadi, Jason Barnett, Kevin Bishop