'Peaky Blinders': the intense season 6 culminates with a great ending but far from perfect for the series on Netflix with Cillian Murphy
It's here. The sixth and final season of 'Peaky Blinders' finally arrives in Spain thanks to Netflix . Patience we have had his followers, because more than two months ago the final episode of the series was released in the United Kingdom, so the spoilers have flown freely on the Internet.
However, in the rest of the world there was no other choice but to wait until June 10 to see how the story of Tommy Shelby and company was resolved. Well, I already warn you that it is not a definitive closure, since the making of a film with which to fire 'Peaky Blinders' in style (and perhaps also serve as a point of reference to make some other spin-off).
There are no specific spoilers below, but you may want to wait to read the review until you've seen the season.
Tommy's Personal Demons
The sixth season of 'Peaky Blinders' is, more than ever, the story of the character played by Cillian Murphy . And it is that this last installment focuses mainly on his personal demons, from how Polly's inevitable disappearance affects him to other elements that place him in a position of weakness that he himself has to manage as best he knows how.
That can lead some to miss a greater presence of action and confrontations, especially in the wake of that attempt to finish Mosley at the end of the fifth season that did not go as Tommy expected. And it is that the Shelbys have always had their days numbered, but now it is something in which Steven Knight , creator of 'Peaky Blinders', clearly affects to increase the feeling of farewell that these six episodes leave.
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As a result, the series falls even further into that style that captivated millions of viewers, but it does so from a somewhat more relaxed approach, reveling in the strength of the images without them necessarily having to be accompanied by those explosions of violence. characteristics of 'Peaky Blinders'.
In fact, season six is ​​mostly the promise of what doesn't come until the final episode. The tension is always breathed in the environment - in this regard I especially love the total lack of tact of the character played by Amber Anderson -, but at the same time it is something that is sometimes diluted by the multitude of open fronts without finishing giving it the importance due to many of them.
There again the absolute predominance of Tommy enters , to the point that the season flirts more than ever with the possibility that in the end his downfall will come and everything that is necessary for it to occur. I won't go into details there, but Knight makes use of a perhaps unexpected plot device but that in its own way fits very well with the evolution that the character was having in previous seasons, especially in the fifth.
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I wouldn't be surprised if that is precisely why director Anthony Byrne is the first to return to 'Peaky Blinders' from one season to the next. Until now, each delivery had a different person behind the cameras who gave a different energy to their stories but always maintaining very clear identity signs.
Byrne takes what he already proposed in the fifth one a step further, which means that style sometimes prevails over substance . I suspect that there will be those who will be annoyed by this, since it also serves to subtract minutes from development of other plots or so that certain characters do not appear as much as we would like - some even disappear without any explanation! -, but the objective of the season is clear entry and does not make concessions.
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And it is that this is something that even affects the attitude of the protagonist, something perceptible from the first episode and that is maintained until the end. His great intelligence is still there, but the most visceral side of him has been muffled to go on influencing his weaknesses, many of them the result of the weight that he has been carrying on his back. Be careful, that doesn't stop him from continuing to bring out his deadliest vein...
Season 6 is a great finale for 'Peaky Blinders', but it is far from the perfect ending that its director had sold us . There are several loose ends that he will have to recover in the film, but what is clear is that this leaves no taste of definitive farewell. There are still things to tell.