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Has anyone seen it yet?

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Watched it - worth watching but not as great as it could be.

In typical Asif Kapadia fashion, just like with “Senna”, he just barely scratches the surface of a story and then omits significant events from the telling of that story.

For example, little to really tell the back story of Argentina’s lead in to the 1986 World Cup - no talk of the way Maradona and Bilardo wrestled control of that team at the expense of people like Passarella. Barely touched on the North vs. South tension he created ahead of the 1990 semifinal (it’s mentioned, but the story should have been told so much better than it was).

Not a single mention of names like Havelange, or Platini, Zico, Gullit, van Basten, Careca, Caniggia or any of the iconic football figures who were intertwined with the story of Maradona. Just a few audio clips of Ciro Ferrara.

It was entertaining, but I feel like it could have been so much more than it ended up being.

Perhaps I just knew the story too intimately going in, so for someone with a less intimate knowledge of it, it might actually be great viewing.
 
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