Projections - Movie Reviews

Grease

It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Grease and its music was a part of our lives.

Paramount Pictures is hoping that a new flock of moviegoers will become die hard fans with this digitally enhanced re-release.

Olivia Newton-John as Sandy, John Travolta as Danny, her summer love, and the kids from Rydell High are a bit dated by today's standards, but it still stands the test of time.

Grease's music is infectious: Born to Hand Jive, Grease and Summer Nights are as good as I remembered.  It is surprising how easily the lively tunes come back to you, and you find yourself singing along.

Newton-John is a sweet and lovely Sandy and Travolta with cocky strut makes a memorable Danny.  It is easy to see why his charisma, in spite of a career slump, has continued to make him a popular star.

Although the teens had their problems, it shows a time that was much more carefree and innocent.  That is probably the reason why the Grease videos and record sales remain high.  It is still great fun.

 
Frank
Chris
Linda
Avg.
Grease
 
B+
 
B+

 
Home | Search | Reviewer Bios | Links | Mail Us
Copyright © 1977-2004 Projections