A couple of years ago I watched West Side Story for the first time and I was not a fan. In fact, it was one of the only musicals that I ultimately despised. There’s just something about this story that has never resonated with me but after seeing the teaser for West Side Story I thought that maybe Steven Spielberg would provide that hint of magic that would make me finally understand why people love this musical so much.
I have to admit, Spielberg’s extremely faithful reiteration of West Side Story is more enjoyable than the one from the 60s’ mainly because the cinematography is prettier and the story feels a bit more comprehensible.
I liked all of the actors…all of the actors except for Ansel Elgort. And because he’s so prominent in the story the movie was ruined for me.Continue reading Well, Steven Spielberg Couldn’t Even Save ‘West Side Story’ For Me