Friends, we are inching ever closer to the third round of the Ultimate Movie Musicals Bracket, and a whole new slew of “Josh, your definitions of musicals and/or your opinions on the films in this bracket are truly insane” comments to come! (Please know that I shrug a la Elmo himself when I see those comments. I am what I am!)
Once again, recency bias rears its ugly head (all right, not for Walk the Line, but as we all know, that's not a true musical. lol.) I enjoy the 2011 Muppets as much as anyone, but ultimately it's just a pretty good movie. A Star is Born is Judy's best performance. It should move on on the basis of this scene alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWO9IHzzfRA
Also Grease sucks and should lose to Oklahoma, but I care less about that.
OK. What am I missing about the 2011 Muppets? I saw it and enjoyed it. It's fun and breezy. But Judy bares her soul repeatedly throughout that movie as James Mason destroys himself. On the basis of her performance of The Man That Got Away - arguably the greatest torch song of all time - this movie should win. Good grief.
I'm gonna go listen to Judy Live at Carnegie Hall and wallow.
Oklahoma is a straight up classic and R&H are icons - I'm going with the Beautiful Morning here
These vote totals are a crime against Judy Garland.
I love Grease as much as the next guy, and I grew up watching both on repeat as a kid, but it’s Oklahoma for me here. Sorry to see it’s not doing so great so far.
where is Grease 2
My 8 year old son was heavily into anything Muppets (so much so that he had me learn puppet building to make Mahna-Mahna and the Snowths) so those "whiffs" hardly matter: a vote against The Muppets is a vote against true joy.
why would anyone still vote for Grease?