i was never really looking forward to see this movie, but being gay, i felt that it was my obligation to watch movies with singing and dancing in it. go figure.
this remake never should have happened. i guess this was an indulgence gone wrong. the people who were supposed to sing, didn’t, those who were supposed to dance, can’t and those who were supposed to act looked like the didn’t even go through auditions at all. yes, the movie is THAT bad.
here are my MAJOR gripes about the movie:
the characters weren’t given the chance to develop and grow up, after all, the movie spans four years and there were a lot of growing up to do in high school, right? this didn’t happen here, at the end of the movie, the characters were as boring as they were when the movie started.
the writer and the director seemed to have a hard time weaving the production numbers into the movie’s storyline. and although the cast didn’t break into a song every now and then (except for the first part, which was the only good thing in the movie), the musical numbers didn’t make sense and lacked relevance.
the movie is pointless. and the saddest fact is, the main theme was only performed when the credits rolled along with the bloopers.
there really is nothing to be excited about this movie. the actors were bad, the songs were so-so and the production numbers lacked luster. this is the case where the trailer was better than the movie itself.
but if you really want to watch it, i suggest that you wait for the bootleg dvd copy. 🙂 it’s cheaper and you would always have the option to push ‘stop.’