Nah, Nah, Nah
Interesting that what seemed so-o-o exciting when we were teens can be something so tiresome as an adult. Oh, to be young again! I can't believe I used to swoon and think it "fab" when a Beatle shook his hair! But, there is nothing new under the sun. Here the youth are enamoured with this cinematic gimmickry. The characters are shallow, the plot monotonous. The dialogue as well as dress are somewhat profane. The camera work and scenery are colourful, but alas, cannot redeem this film. If it serves only to excite the youth so that they will continue to explore more musicals (some of the great classics from the past are still worth viewing), then it gets a few stars. Won't be getting up on the car roofs to dance about it. I will end with what a 14 yr. old reviewer had to say about this movie: "This film
is so overrated! I went to the cinema with my friends for my birthday and it is very boring, do not waste your time or money on this pathetic excuse for an award winning film!" Amen. I'm with you!