Just saw the movie version of Chicago this evening, and I just have to say: eh.
I’m sure this will make me popular with those who loved the movie (even my wife loved it, and she normally hates musicals), but I honestly do not see the big deal with this movie, and I certainly don’t see why it garnered so many award nominations… unless it’s just because it has the label “musical” slapped on it. I’m sorry, but it was just a bit too tedious for me.
Of course, it doesn’t help that I don’t really like René Zellweger, or that Richard Gere pretty much proved he can’t sing his way out of a paper bag. Those aside, it was simply a mediocre plot and thin storyline heavily padded with music and dance numbers.
(I couldn’t sit through all of Moulin Rouge either.)