February 23, 2009
"The musical is back"?
Didn't Dreamgirls almost win Best Picture two years ago? Didn't Chicago actually win Best Picture six years ago? Haven't people been talking about the comeback of the musical for years now?
And since Mamma Mia! is what Hugh Jackman cited at the beginning of this sequence: when we use the word "musical", is a bunch of pop songs, shoehorned into a story that may or may not fit the lyrics, really what we have in mind?