"Why am I paying seven bucks to see a film that cost nothing?"
Oh oh. Oz is reviewing a musical.Yeah, Grease, whatever. This is the second movie I ever saw as a kid. The first was Xanadu (my little sister always got to choose - biatch). By the end of this I was wondering why everyone had to sing really bad songs in movies and then bust into a dance in public situations.
Grease, at the time it was a masterpiece. In hindsight, it was terrible. I know everyone get's all nostalgic and everyone remembers all the words of the songs and get's all mushy at Little Livvy and Pre-Scientology Welcome-Back-Kotter John, but let's take an unnostalgic viewpoint. As a film TODAY it's sad.
I mean, have you ever tried to watch something from the Gen X 80's, say Pump Up The Volume or Reality Bites, now? It's sad, because these films that meant so much then are all flailing and pointless now.
A Frankie Avalon cameo doesn't float my boat in the 90's, nor do Livvy's leather pants. PS-WBK John's cigarettes up the t-shirt sleeve are just plain funny. In the drag race, what passed as "WHOA" stunts in the 70's, now passes as "low budget indie" stunts.
Okay, I'm cynical. So is rereleasing a film in the cinema just because it's old.
"Star Wars made a fortune, so what else can we throw out there?!" Don't get me wrong, I love seeing old classics on the screen again, but let's not kid ourselves that it costs Joe Hollywood one red cent past promotion and new prints to make it happen.
They may spend a few hundred grand on a rerelease, as opposed to the multi-millions they spend on a new film, YET they still want you to fork out your seven clams, like they would if it was Lethal Weapon 14! Doesn't wash with me. Rerelease any film you like, the more the merrier but DON'T RIP ME OFF!Bah. Hollywood, well, she's a bitch that needs a slap. And "I believe I'm your hucklebewwy".