Last night I took Mrs B along to see A Star Is Born, much anticipated and much hyped over recent weeks. And to say we came away disappointed is a bit of an understatement.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are both amazing, particularly in the early parts of the movie as we’re introduced to both characters – music legend Jackson Maine and aspiring singer/songwriter Ally. The songs they sing, the story of them meeting up, falling in love and touring together, it’s all good. But then things begin to go downhill for Jackson, while Ally gradually becomes more and more Lady Gaga. There are still some great moments in the latter half of the movie, but it’s mostly Jackson slurring his words while you try and work out what on earth he’s saying and Ally doing choreography with her dancers and playing big gigs. And it drags, it really drags.
I actually heard some people behind me in the cinema complaining how boring it was. That’s a little unfair, but there are certainly a lot of boring moments and I definitely didn’t feel it was worthy of all the hype.
“Once he has discovered something, he wants to be off onto the next thing, rather than spending time and elaborating”
My primary school teacher had me pretty well sussed from a young age when writing this in one of my school reports, but with CineChat I’m determined to change all of that. Even though my movie and TV watchlist continues to grow almost as quickly as my available spare time shrinks, I’m going to ensure I spend time elaborating on each one I do manage to tick off the list!