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.)

3 Replies to “Chicago”

  1. Moulin Rouge was a kick ass movie, but I agree with you on Chicago: I’ve NEVER liked Renne Zelwiger or Richard Gere.

    But they probably gave it a bunch of awards because they screwed Moulin Rouge at the oscars last year.

  2. I don’t mind Richard Gere so much, but I liked him better the FIRST time he played a flashy Chicago lawyer who could get anybody acquitted of a major crime… in "Primal Fear."

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