Bye Bye Birdie
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  • While I normally enjoy movies like this one, I have to say I wasn't overly impressed
  • I don't say this about many classic films but I think I would really love to see someone re-make this musical and re-write it so it's a bit more modern than the original is

    • by Steve
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      I finally got an opportunity to see the classic musical Bye Bye Birdie. While I normally enjoy movies like this one, I have to say I wasn’t overly impressed.

      The plot of the musical isn’t bad.

      You have a famous singer who has been drafted and is heading off to war (much like Elvis) and the film is centered around his good-bye performance that


      is supposed to include kissing a teenaged fan and how everyone in the town is pacified by having a spot in the show.

      Watching the movie though, my opinion of the movie is this; to really appreciate it, you really had to have been there.

      In other words, if you didn’t grow up in the 60s and 70s and don’t have much in terms ...


      • of memory relating to Elvis other than what you see in documentaries, the musical isn’t going to be overly impressive.

        In fact, some of the jokes in it are very dated.

        I don’t say this about many classic films but I think I would really love to see someone re-make this musical and re-write it so it’s a bit more modern than the original

        is; that way younger generations who didn’t grow up around Elvis can feel themselves relating.

        Overall, this wasn’t a bad film, it was just one I had issues getting interested in.

        In fact, I actually found myself turning it off prior to the ending simply because I didn’t really care how it ended.

        I’m sure an older generation might enjoy it more, but I’m not a huge fan.




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