Review of 'Neymar, The Perfect Chaos' Netflix: Watch It Now or Skip It!Neymar, the perfect chaos is a new Netflix three-part documentary. We look beyond the headlines and question if that is all there really is.
One of the greatest and most talented players in football is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior-or as he's simply known, Neymar-has attracted worldwide renown for his skill on the pitch with top clubs such as FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, along with the Brazilian national team. His flamboyant, controversial behaviour keeps him in tabloids' sights. In Neymar: The Perfect Chaos, a new three-part documentary on Netflix, the star steps in front of the camera to tell his side of the story.
The Gesture: Neymar is hard to miss, that's how the Brazilian soccer star likes it. Neymar has been a star of the Brazilian national soccer team's 2016 Olympic gold medal-winning campaign. He started his career at Santos, Pele's former club. His flamboyant outfit, changing hairstyles, and bad-boy behaviour seem to be designed to shine a spotlight on him. This documentary consists of three parts. Neymar and his teammates, past and present, try to explain why he behaves the way that he does.
What Movies Will It Remind You Of?: Every sports figure that participates in a documentary these days hopes that the comparison is going to be Michael Jordan and The Last Dance, but stylistically this is much closer to recent semi-autobiographical works like Passion Play: Russell Westbrook or the Tom Brady-focused Man In The Arena.
Performance worth Watching: Interviews with Neymar Sr. and his father, Neymar, are the most captivating parts of The Perfect Chaos. They shed light on Neymar's aggressive brand management that has largely dominated his entire career.
Memorable Dialog: "They say that during training they were told to not tackle him too much, and that he gets special privileges. He has two physiotherapists," an off-screen pundit comments, before asking, "So, is he the diva?" 'Yes!Their counterparts laugh.
Skin and Sex: No.
We take It's clear that Neymar is one the greatest footballers in the world, perhaps the greatest ever. Neymar is a remarkable talent, who has achieved incredible feats on the pitch since he was a youngster, helping him to reach the top of his favorite sport. It's clear that he is a bit of an ass. He is a notorious flopper and unrepentant diva. His flamboyant and sometimes bizarre behavior has made him a well-known crook.
These truths aside, any documentary on Neymar must attempt to answer a critical question. Is he so great that he is difficult? Or is it simply because he is great? Is there a greater passion that drives his success? Something similar to Michael Jordan's insatiable need to create grievance to fuel his competitive fires to higher heights.
Oder... Is he just a complete jerk?
It is difficult to leave Neymarfeeling that you have gotten an answer. There are many compelling moments in the documentary. You can see Neymar, a young boy with a lot of talent and speed. Interviews with Neymar Jr. his father discuss how crucial his off-the pitch brand is. He mentions that at one time, sponsorships were making him twenty times more than he made directly from football. Clips both contemporary and archival show Neymar's early coaches realizing the volatile combination of talent, arrogance, and athleticism was most likely to make him a'monster'.
The scenes that are starring the star feel most empty, but they also have the worst parts. Interviews on-screen offer no insight and reveal little that we don't know about Neymar. A scene that is likely to portray Neymar as loving father, shows the star laughing as he films as he plays pranks on his son at his birthday party. It doesn't show him as humane but suggests that 'oh so he looks just like this?
Perhaps it is asking too much for The Complete Chaos, to reveal Neymar’s inner world. This doesn't seem to be what the producer intended; this is not a neutral piece. The presentation of everything-the interviews, the game film and the framing the story in the first scenes-signifies that it is hagiography.
It might be that it does so inadvertently sheds new light on the brand by suggesting that it is everything.
Our call: SKIPT IT. The Perfect Chaos doesn't give much insight into the player you have probably already seen enough of unless you are a passionate fan of PSG and/or Brazil's national soccer team.
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— Decider (@decider) January 26, 2022
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