Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who brought Chicago to the big screen and won a few Oscars for it, are producing this year’s Academy Awards. So they decided to add a segment in the show honoring the musicals of the last decade. Only problem is they are only honoring three of them and in my opinion they are the three most boring ones. The selected few are Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Misérables. What about RENT, Hairspray, Rock of Ages, The Producers, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Tangled, Mamma Mia! High School Musical 3 and Nine to name a few? Do they not count? Are they not good enough for you? Should they be ignored? No! Should we waste time on one of Bob Fosse’s weakest musicals because they produced it? No! What about Dreamgirls that everyone would’ve forgeten about it if Jennifer Hudson didn’t win the Oscar for it? No! And what about the over hyped musical Les Misérables? Once again I say, no!
Why only the decade? Why not the whole millennium, so you can ignore Moulin Rouge and Hedwig and the Angry Inch?
Seriously this decade has been the weakest one when it comes to musicals. What about The Wizard of Oz, Grease, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Cabaret, Annie, West Side Story and so on? Those were phenomenal as compared to Chicago with a weak Renee Zellweger proving she doesn’t have the powerful voice to carry a musical.
If you are going to honor the movie musicals of the last decade then honor all of them and not the three you want. Plus the Oscars are overbloated as it is, why add another segment that is completely unnecessary. The Bond one makes sense, this one does not!
I want to add that I like Craig Zadan and Neil Meron because they produced one of my favorite movies, Sing, but I am just not happy with their decision to only honor three of the musicals of the last decade and not all of them. I think that is a sh!t movie. It would be like honoring all of the Bonds, James Bonds and leave out Peirce Brosnan or Timothy Dalton. You wouldn’t do that, right?
So to calm my nerves down, I am watching the movie musical that was ignored twice by the Oscars. So join me an watch the ignored RENT and let it be heard!
It is bullsh!t moves like this one that make me feel proud that I am a Razzie Awards member!!!