I’m aware my ratings raise a few questions...
Have to agree with other reviewers who say this felt like playing a video game. I kept finding myself marvelling that we hadn't reached the edge of the 'world' yet.
There were some brilliant, stomach-flipping set pieces, and several beautiful shots where I thought: "Ooh, that's the poster. No, wait, that's the poster!" But overall I thought the story and the characters were really wooden and the score was a bit intrusive.
Such a linear plot, with so few characters,…
This was the longest seven hours of my life.
If you’re here for answers, I only have questions:
1. How has this been a long running musical?
2. Who, at any point, (pitch, ‘script’, shooting, editing) can have possibly thought this was going to be good or even OK.
3. Why is the way they nuzzle so weird - at one point it looks like the magician cat and Judi Dench cat are going to full on make out. I…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A remake of a musical starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga? Directed by Bradley Cooper? Also featuring the cast of (my beloved) RuPaul’s Drag Race? If I was a critic going into this cold I might have given it five stars too. It sounds awful. But this is much better than it has any right to be.
I’m still unsure whether Lady Gaga seems so great in this due to lowered expectations - but I loved her and I couldn’t take my…