And you finally get around to it.. and..
You’re a tad dumbstruck…
I just watched Burlesque – which as anyone who follows my blog will know has ALL the ingredients to make me a very happy girl. Sequins, gorgeous girls, incredible dancing and WOW singing. Topped off with costumes to die for and supposedly strong female leads.
How did they get it so WRONG?? A badly scripted overwrought drama/musical that practically plagiarised half a dozen movies, it was just so so bad. And Cher!?! I loved her in The Witches of Eastwick, it was and always will be a favourite of mine. In this?! She was an over made up porcelain doll with NO EXPRESSION. The botex works a treat that’s for sure – if she was happy or sad the only way you knew was when her face was damp and even then she looked happy!
A hint for any casting directors out there – audiences like CHARACTER! Pretty faces are all well and good but the utter lack of emotion on her face in ever single scene was insane.
Christina? Well she was incredible. Every time she opens her mouth you can’t help but stare at the voice that comes belting out. She really did a great job but the crappy script completely let her down.
So I can’t recommend it, not even just for the costumes. I’d watch the music video clips on you-tube and that’d be it for me.