‘La La Land’ (2016)!
The first scene was a bunch of people getting out of their cars in a crowded highway and singing to a tune. People are jumping on other people’s cars, there’s a random band inside the back of a truck (what were they doing inside?), and no longer does anyone care about traffic. Yeah the song was awesome and stuff, but I thought to myself, ‘is this like the Fox television show series, ‘Glee’?’ As my girlfriend and I sat through what felt like an hour of our time, we were gaping and flabbergasted at what we’ve witnessed with our eyes.
I motioned her that it’s not too late to leave, despite me being the one to want to see it. In the next 5 minutes or so, there’s another breaking out into song! I’m not a huge fan of musicals, so I thought this was going to be a LONG night.
However, as the story progressed, it became more and more interesting. The music, that was once annoying, became lovely and somber. It set the mood and the setting for the story. With each step the main characters took, I took with them. This movie took me on an unexpected journey across Los Angeles. By the middle of the movie, I was entranced.
And by the end, I fell in love. I knew once I’ve finished that this movie is going to be remembered for ages to come. This was a revolutionary movie. This was a masterpiece.