With The Good, The Bad and the Ugly we look at Good (5 star), Bad (3 Star) and Ugly (1 star) reviews of some of the best and worst films on offer. All the reviews are from Amazon. This time we’re looking at ‘West Side Story’, a film that sells itself as an epic battle between sharks and fighter jets, but in an underwhelming twist is actually about a couple of racist gay dance troupes just called The Sharks and The Jets. There’s a girl called Maria who convinces herself she can turn one of the guys and everything would be okay, but she was wrong. Willy Shakespeare took inspiration from this Brooklyn tale for his tragedy ‘Romeo & Juliet‘ although his is set in the past which is kinda alienating.
I was in junior school in November 2000 and there was no way in fuck I’d’ve been allowed to watch West Side Story or have been taught dance and drama. I can only imagine what would’ve happened differently in my life if I was.
WELL YES, I SUPPOSE THAT MUST HAVE BEEN ANNOYING BUT NEVERMIND EY?! GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE FILM ON YOUTUBE SCARLET P1!
There are an unusual amount of reviews referencing the fact it’s from the 60s as if, you know, ‘it’s gonna be shitter a little bit, but apart from that…’ people are weird when it comes to older films. Old films aren’t automatically old/bad you know!
It loses TWO STARS for some bum notes. TWO. I’m glad I don’t go to karaoke bars with T. D. J. Cowan, even if they do have a name like a vividly sexual fantasy novelist.
But your Mum liked it? Do you not get on with your Mum? Why so indifferent to your Mum’s happiness, it’s not always fucking about you Alison.
You’re probably right.
For fuck’s sake people, stop putting yourself before your mums. Lynda, your mum deserves nice things too, and it’s not West Side Story’s fault you’re a selfish human.
Not how reviews work.
NOT HOW REVIEWS WORK!