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Is West Side Story REALLY a Good Movie?

6 Oct

(Beware spoilers)

I just saw West Side Story for the first time ever. I had a vague idea of what it was about – something about a modern day Romeo & Juliet, involving rival gangs. But I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect.

The dancing, acting, and general feel of the film was closer to a play than a movie. I’m not sure if this was the intent, as it was originally performed on Broadway. In any case, though the dancing made me laugh at first, I grew to like it. Those boys were light on their feet.

I wish the story had been prolonged; the whole movie spans just two days. It could have been made to last a few weeks (at the very least!). I say this for two reasons: Continue reading