A Greasy Musical

Posted by Brandon |

I loathe Grease. That movie drives me crazy. In fact, I went so far as to quit choir in high school (yes, I was a choir geek) because the word was that we were going to do a Grease medley compete with costumes and choreography. I wasn't about to do that.

But then I saw Nickelodeon's High School Musical a couple of weeks ago, a movie that some people have been calling this generation's Grease. After seeing this squeaky clean, wretched mess featuring some of the least memorable music in musical history, I suddenly gained some respect for Grease. It made me rethink my whole position, maybe it wasn't so bad after all. Maybe it does have some redeeming qualities. It definitely is better than this pile of stinking poo.

So, when we were flipping through the channels tonight and we saw John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John dancing around, I decided it was worth another watch. While I will admit that the songs are memorable and, without a doubt, it is a much better film, I still loathe Grease with all of my being. The whole thing makes me want to wretch.

Which makes me hate High School Musical even more. How dare it make me question my longtime, devoted hatred of all things Grease. Just who do they think they are?


jackt said...

I liked Grease! My friend had it on LaserDisc, and we watched it every other day after school!

kapgar said...

jackt loses his man card. Hand it over to my wife immediately. She deserves it being the only woman in known history who has never seen Grease nor ever wants to. It never appealed to her whatsoever. But, otherwise, she is a typical girly girl. I dunno how I got so lucky, but I'm not complaining as I've never had to worry about my wife saying "honey... you wanna watch Grease?"

JAX said...

how can you hate Grease??? You aren't even human, are you??

I haven't seen Highschool Musical and I hope to never see it.

Chanakin said...

Never seen it.

Replicant said...

Grease is the word...