Review: Grease

January 30, 2016
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By Kitty Turpin I was one of those people who had never seen the cult classic film, “Grease”. Now I have. I don’t regret spending the time to watch this film, mostly because John Travolta is a massive babe. Actually, the only thing that I liked about this movie was greaser John Travolta and the music. I’m not big on musicals, but I could see myself singing along if I watched this movie again. What disappointed me, after the years of hype, was the plot line. It is literally following two high school students and how they finally hook up at the end. It perpetuates American high school stereotypes (that haven’t changed much). There wasn’t much substance outside of the story line, except for random things, like one of the characters getting pregnant, that didn’t aid the story at all. They were obviously put in as filler and were just confusing. I don’t understand why Sandy, at the end of the movie, is the most popular image of her promoting the film when she was in this outfit for no more than 5 minutes, and sang 2 catchy songs. Overall, I enjoyed the movie, for the music more than anything, but I cannot understand how it is the “celebrated icon” that it is today.

6

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Review: Grease

Director: Randal Kleiser

Overall Score
6

By Kitty Turpin

I was one of those people who had never seen the cult classic film, “Grease”. Now I have.

I don’t regret spending the time to watch this film, mostly because John Travolta is a massive babe. Actually, the only thing that I liked about this movie was greaser John Travolta and the music. I’m not big on musicals, but I could see myself singing along if I watched this movie again.

What disappointed me, after the years of hype, was the plot line. It is literally following two high school students and how they finally hook up at the end. It perpetuates American high school stereotypes (that haven’t changed much). There wasn’t much substance outside of the story line, except for random things, like one of the characters getting pregnant, that didn’t aid the story at all. They were obviously put in as filler and were just confusing.

I don’t understand why Sandy, at the end of the movie, is the most popular image of her promoting the film when she was in this outfit for no more than 5 minutes, and sang 2 catchy songs.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie, for the music more than anything, but I cannot understand how it is the “celebrated icon” that it is today.

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