I saw La-La Land and the weekend and...
Ok, it was dreadful… Like… What?
So alright, there were a couple of cute moments, but how are you gonna make a modern day musical, with a fun and colourful opening number, no less, and make it boring?!
I cant even remember any of the songs from it. Not even a tune.
And Ryan Gosling’s character was SO unlikeable! I like him as an actor, but the character he played was a twat! I get that you need character conflict, but you can do it without making the protagonist and unlikeable ass-hat!
Not to mention is based in Jazz bars and movie lots and the staging WAS! SO! DULL! (apart from the final dreamy sequence where their lives are reimagined in a ‘what if?’ fashion, which is what the whole movie should have looked like, stylistically, but it didn’t)
Summary: La-La Land hasn’t changed my opinion of Oscar-bait movies being hugely overrated. It committed the worst crime a musical can commit, it was DULL!