why do many ppl dislike la la land? i didnt watch it and cant say anything but im seeing loads of post of this movie and the oscar
it wasn’t a bad movie (even though i personally found it boring and overly hyped) but it was not even in the same category as moonlight.
the message in moonlight was one that needed to be seen and heard. it’s such a powerful film that transcends storytelling and provides important and necessary commentary that’s relevant especially with the current state of the world.
la la land did not. it was a fun flashy distraction for two hours but you don’t leave the theatre feeling changed or like you’ve just witnessed something groundbreaking.
part of the irritation people feel for la la land stems from the people involved with the movie calling it ‘brave’ and ‘taking huge risks’ when it absolutely didn’t. la la land is a movie about white people in hollywood singing and dancing. it’s LA kissing LA’s ass.
moonlight on the other hand … how about i just leave this quote here:
“Did I ever imagine, during my anxious, closeted childhood, that I’d live long enough to see a movie like “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins’s brilliant, achingly alive new work about black queerness? Did any gay man who came of age, as I did, in the era of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and aids, think he’d survive to see a version of his life told onscreen with such knowledge, unpredictability, and grace? Based on a story by the gay black playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney—Jenkins himself is not gay—the film is virtuosic in part because of Jenkins’s eye and in part because of the tale it tells, which begins in nineteen-eighties Miami.”
so yeah, one of those movies is brave and telling a story that’s vitally important to society but it’s not la la land