With Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga officially tasked to star in this movie, for months there has been buzz that this movie is a lock for Academy Award season and it hadn’t even premiered yet. Well, the wait is over, and the film that everyone can’t stop talking about and Lady Gaga fans even tried to sabotage reviews for Venom (as if a Sony film needs fake bad reviews) to make sure the film opens at number 1. The question is, does A Star is Born deserve the massive hype behind it, or is this another example of Hollywood loving itself more than audiences?
I’ve already seen multiple reviewers claiming that females deserve better than Pitch Perfect 3, to that I say, if the women who made this movie spent as much time on quality filmmaking as they do on their Twitter accounts, maybe you wouldn’t have gotten a top 5 worst film of the year.
Overall, this was a good adaptation of the animated classic that stayed true to the source material. While the film took advantage of its budget, the overproduction of the musical numbers often did more harm than good. The film depended on the relationship between Belle and the Beast’s but it wasn’t the most believable because of the lack of development and chemistry between Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.