Movie Thoughts: West Side Story
I had no desire to see this which is why I waited three months. No one asked for this remake. It’s a downside of impossibly powerful A++ list auteurs getting what they want all the time. I’m not alone given this film’s box office performance, the Academy’s increasingly irrelevant praise be damned.
I have to say. My attitude was unfounded. I was wrong. This is a solid fucking movie. A decent update to the 1960's classic. I think if it had been released in 2015 it would’ve been way more well received.