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I thought it was really shit, but I hadn't enjoyed the regular episodes of Top Gear since about 2010/11.
And, I'd like to make a different point, despite my odds of catching shit for it being high. When I visited the cinema last month there were two adverts for Amazon prior to the film. The first was centred around the Lady and the Tramp-esque relationship between an Eskimo Shaman and a Catholic Arch-Nonce, in which they used the power of online shopping to buy each other knee protectors so when they're committing the relevant forms of idolatry their old man bones don't ache. Dumb, cynical, trite. Just another advert. Five minutes later, after a piracy warning and some glory shots of an Audi or whatever, Clarkson turns up and says something that might have been edgy were he still on the Beeb, but he's not so it isn't. As he's throwing drones into the sea for no real reason, it occurs to me that this is a fella' most famous for calling an anonymous Burmese chap a "slope" on national television, and that Amazon are displaying their black hearted avarice by having him follow their prior ad like I wouldn't fucking notice. Well, I definitely did notice Amazon, you massive bastards, and just as soon I've spent the twenty-five pound gift vouchers my uncle got me for Christmas, I don't think I'll be using your service ever again.