Friends, we have arrived at the final day of the first round of the Ultimate Movie Musicals Bracket! Just four spots remain in the second round of 64 seeds, which means there are just four more matchups for you to vote in. And they’re all here in today’s newsletter!
It's strange, Josh, that given all of the previous theme park brackets, it took this one to have me regularly questioning your sanity. But enough about "A MIGHTY WIND is better than SPINAL TAP."
I absolutely adore Elton John, and enjoyed Rocketman very much. It's a fun, trippy romp through a lot of really great songs, with fanciful cinematography and a really solid performance by Taron Egerton. I can't vote against it...at least not in the first round.
Bad news: Tommy has no chance
Worse news: Pink Floyd's The Wall didn't even make the cut.
A great first round. I think Josh did a great job of picking and choosing from a myriad of eclectic films from so many eras. I was getting worried, there, that Cab and the Nichola Bros were gonna be missing. Phew!
Hurt to vote against Hedwig, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do
I am also on team Mighty Wind > Spinal Tap!
I adore A Mighty Wind, and I wish it got more attention for Eugene Levy in particular, but I can’t vote against Tommy, purely for the absolutely bananas imagery that Ken Russell put on the screen. As a movie, it’s just too wonderfully bizarre.
Eugene Levy made me howl with laughter and also well up with tears in the same film. A Mighty Wind is a treasure, dang it. A treasure!
Come on y’all, VOTE FOR ROCKETMAN!!!
I understand that there were a lot of musicals to sort through (and please don’t take it as criticism in any way), but out of curiosity, would you consider Some Like It Hot to be a musical?