Do you really want to know the plot of the movie Yellow Submarine? Re-released on its 50th anniversary, Yellow Submarine isn’t famous and beloved because of its terse and suspenseful
Do you really want to know the plot of the movie Yellow Submarine? Re-released on its 50th anniversary, Yellow Submarine isn’t famous and beloved because of its terse and suspenseful story. You can appreciate repeated viewings of this movie without even noticing that a plot exists at all. It’s famous and beloved because it’s a series of beautiful, trippy, psychedelic paintings presented to you in sequence, 24 times a second, accompanied by the songs of the greatest rock band of all time.
But okay, if you must know: under the sea there is a musical world called Pepperland, which is protected by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. They come under attack by evil, music-hating Blue Meanies, who trap the band and erase all the color from the land. The only hope to rescue the denizens of Pepperland lies with Old Fred, who sails away in the titular Yellow Submarine to find the most famous band in the world, The Beatles (in animated form, except voiced by people doing Beatles’ impressions; the Fab Four were too busy—totally understandable—and have since said they regret not being more involved). They must journey together through a magical and bizarre world (full of lands based on Beatles’ songs) to come back to Pepperland and fight off the Blue Meanies and bring color and music back to everyone. Don’t over-think it; sit back, relax, and enjoy a singular sonic and visual experience.
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