Tuesday's Feature: Summer Blockbuster
So I needed to cheat a bit on this one because I needed some help so I looked at all the different lists. Its not because I don't have a mind of my own though, its just that how am I suppose to remember/know which movies were released in the summertime. After much deliberation and a little bit of eenie-meenie my pick for Best Summer Blockbuster of All Time is... (drumroll)....... Grease. It is the one that I want
Movie Synopsis (from IMDB)
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
This was the perfect summer movie. Ok so I was not alive when it came out in theaters but I am sure I would have had a blast watching it there, especially at the drive in. Grease to me is the perfect summer movie and just a great movie all around. A great love story that isnt too sappy for guys, awesome songs and dancing, great view on two opposite worlds coming together, and one of the best portrayals of how much we all can't wait for summer to come. I think the love story between Danny and Sandy is one of my favorites of all time, to me they still have the best onscreen chemistry of all time. I really can't find anything wrong with this movie. Also it is one of the few movies that probably everyone has seen and loved. That is why I feel Grease is the perfect summer blockbuster...great movie, summer themes, and singing & dancing.
Hands down, my favorite scene was the school dance. It had the best dancing in the entire movie. I loved seeing the dance off and all the "naughty" dancers that had to sit down. I think they did a great job in this scene capturing how high school students think and act. I also liked the conflict of this scene. I liked Cha Cha a lot because I felt she was a very strong independent woman who went after she wanted (even though she was a man stealing witch).
Ok, I will admit it. I had a huge crush on Danny! I love love loved him. Was that just the beginning of me going after bad boys? Who knows? What I do know was I thought that John Travolta was hot when I was younger especially as Danny. I liked Danny for other reasons too. For example, he tried so hard to be bad but he was just a sweet gentleman, he wanted so badly to be liked, he was very loyal,and he had the best dance scenes of the movie.
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