This iconic musical rekindled my love for true entertainment and old Hollywood glamour.
The film starts at the highly anticipated movie premier Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Kathy Seldon (Debbie Reynolds) where the audience is introduced to their relationship on and allegedly off the screen. However the premier doesn't go as smoothly as planned when Don has to try to escape his crazed fans. With is efforts to escape he runs into Lina (Jean Hagen). A heated argument soon brews between the two and they depart leaving Don at the after party for the premier. This is where Don is told that sound is major hit and his new film needs to compete. the new problem is to find a way to get around the leading lady of Kathy's horrid screen voice. So with the help of Lina and Don's old friend Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor) they make all their efforts into making the new hit film with sound.
I went into this film with a lot of skepticism due to the fact that it was a rather old film and because it was a well known musical. However I was immensely surprised at how much I adored this film. It brought be straight back to my childhood days of musical theater and over acting with extravagant hand gestures in all the musical numbers. I even found myself resisting the urge to stand up and dance along with the largest smile painted on my face. Aside from my own personal ties to this style of musical theater, the whole production design of the film was superb. All the props and lights just depicted old Hollywood in all it's glory. Maybe that's not such a convincing statement coming from an English person who was born in 1997 but that's how i would imagine it to be.
I would give this film an 8.3 out of 10