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Grease Reviews

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½ December 17, 2016
I've never felt the Hollywood charm and nostalgia that's typically granted to this simply enjoyable movie, but I must say that, for the material they were given to work with, this is a much better film than it needs to be.

For this romantic, coming-of-age musical premise to succeed all they had to do was choreograph a little dancing, move the camera occasionally, and throw a winning pair of young leads on screen. It's nice to be able to say that the filmmakers went above and beyond to create something far better than the written source material. They made a good movie that, though it could've been a great movie, did undeniably satisfy me.

Overall, "Grease" is a fun little gem with a lot to offer it's demographic.
November 11, 2016
This is probably my 2nd favorite movie musical, I even think it's better than the live version.
November 1, 2016
This movie is not aging, and it is extremely well crafted. It deserves its status as a cult movie that influenced a generation.
October 31, 2016
The songs are definitely catchy; the story - not so much.
September 12, 2016
One of the most insane, random and funny movies I've ever seen. To me it's a parody of both musicals and the 50s.
½ September 2, 2016
For better and worse, Grease's flimsy story and characterizations are in complete service to its undeniably catchy music and impressive choreography
August 24, 2016
I love absolutely love everything about this movie. Fashion was amazing, they were really acting so good, even the songs omg very very much brilliant. Good job to people that create this movie n also the characters out there. much love
½ August 13, 2016
Maybe two good songs and a few good scenes.
August 4, 2016
A really good comedy with lots of music!
July 28, 2016
Worth every star! classic! Timeless!
July 27, 2016
The cultural phenomenon which beyond a couple of catchy numbers has very little of worth. The story doesn't really go anywhere and there is no development ark to of any of it's meritless characters.
July 25, 2016
The movie is fun and exciting. It's not an absolute masterpiece of cinema it's more for a quick time watch and entertaining experience. A film everyone has to see in their lives.
½ July 25, 2016
Grease is a Romantic Comedy/Musical set in the 1950's about two students who fall in love in the summer and when they run into each other at Rydell High they both try to work through their differences to rekindle their romance. This movie is at its core a very cheesy, fun, entertaining film filled with laughs, romance, and a tonne of energy. Being a musical it features many memorable songs that are sure to be stuck in your head for a really long time especially when you've seen it as many times as i have. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in what are probably their most iconic roles as Danny and Sandy respectively. This high school musical is a classic in the genre and a fan favourite stretching over multiple generations.

Once you get into the mindset that you are going to be watching a very cheesy 70's musical there is no way you cannot enjoy this film. The dialogue is nothing amazing and it is very cheesy, but it works because the film embraces what it is rather than trying to have completely serious interactions. The comedy all works and although some of it is very exaggerated and rather silly it still feels very natural as this group of friends have so much chemistry and fun together. The quick one liners are where a lot of the comedy comes from, some of which are so quick that you might miss and pick up on the next viewing. It all comes down to the very well written characters, all of whom have very distinct and different personalities that clash and make for many very entertaining scenes. And despite there being a lot of characters, you never feel as though any of them are being completely ignored as each one is given a presence in the film, some larger than others but you feel like you know all of them.

If you have seen a few musicals, the plot of this film is absolutely nothing you haven't seen before, and it definitely plays out how you would expect it to, but it is not at all a bad thing. When you are having fun, laughing at the jokes, and singing along with the songs, the plot becomes an afterthought and you don't think about it too much, you just enjoy the film. The pacing of the film is something that personally doesn't bother me but for newcomers to the film it is probably going to be the deciding factor in whether they enjoy it or not. Some sections of the film it do slow down and they delve a little more into the romantic elements of the film which are crucial to seeing the journey these characters take throughout the film. But if you aren't as invested in these characters you won't respond to these sequences very well.

So in the end, Grease is a high school rom/com classic in the musical genre and is something that generations today can still watch and enjoy, one of the best of all time. Personally this one of my most watched films of all time believe it or not. You have your romance, your comedy, and most importantly those songs that will never leave your head whether you want them to or not. It's such a very energetic film with a talented cast and there is just an all round very good time to be had with this film.

July 5, 2016
Loaded with killer musical numbers and aesthetically pleasing individuals, Grease unfortunately alienates its potential in favour of thoroughly unlikable characters, humdrum acting (aside from Olivia Newton-John's literal "peaked in high-school" performance) and satisfaction with exclusively superficial entertainment, whether or not it was aiming for more.
June 25, 2016
I must have see this show over a million times, I know every song and love it to death.
May 26, 2016
The chessy tone of Grease benefits from its talented cast and catchy well-made music.
½ May 13, 2016
Saw it in High School on the big screen when it debuted
May 10, 2016
I loved the movie so fantastic like and goes back though old and such good times!
May 1, 2016
It's a guilty pleasure, because it's not good but darn it if I don't like it.
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