Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Go Grease Lightning....
The original high school musical, and might I add a hell of a lot better than the three new High School Musicals that are predictable and boring. I say: choose Grease over the others any day.
The classic story line is one almost everyone knows, but can be watched over and over again. The songs are fun, and make you feel as if you want to get up and sing along. Not only that, but you love the characters and really want to follow each of their stories. Basically, you want to get to know each character. It is funny, heart-warming and fun.
Grease stars a young John Travolta that plays bad boy Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olssan. The young lovers who are split apart after a "summer loving" only to find each other again at good old Rydell High.
Not only is the movie great but the set and costumes are great. It takes you back to the 1950's, with the poodle skirts, the scarves, the hair, the cars etc. Grease makes you feel like you are actually there. What makes Grease a classic "Chick Flick?" The friendships and the romance. New comer Sandy is welcomed into the Pink Ladies where they have a rocky friendship to start but all is right in the end. The love between Sandy and Danny is tested quite a few times in the movie but triumphs, ending in one of my favourite songs in the movie, "You're The One That I Want."
I would definitely add Grease into the cannon of the best "chick flicks" because it is not just a movie where you watch a love story between two people but you also get the great singing and dancing along with it. Not only is it great for women but I know many guys that actually enjoy it. And why shouldn't they? It's great.