James Maloney’s review published on Letterboxd:
Jon M. Chu has really stepped up to the heights of bombastic movie musicals.
Never have I wept tears of joy 5 minutes into a movie because the theatre experience has so completely overwhelmed me.
Never will I forget turning to my best friend after the opening number at minute 10 and giddily exclaiming "it's so fucking good".
A technically imperfect film in places that's still filled with such an earnest soul and exuberant energy that it swept all my cynicism over blockbusters out the window within 2 minutes.
Do NOT watch the first 8 minutes video on YouTube, and DO see it in a theatre. This is not a film to see at home.