For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movie Musicals, here’s a review of Bang Bang Baby (2014) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101
Thanks again to Audrey of 1001 Movies and Beyond for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Ghezal of Ghezal Plus Movies and she has chosen the genre of Film Noir Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of July by sending them to NoirGhezal@movierob.net
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Ghezal!
Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
Writer/Director: Jeffrey St Jules
Starring: Peter Stormare, Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin
Plot: A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.
Reasons to Enjoy: When it comes to musicals we can always have a basic love story that comes off unrealistic with side characters that will get the best lines or songs. When you take a musical and place it into a fictional location in a time era people enjoyed, the 60’s, a time when dreams could come true and if they didn’t you didn’t seem to mind. The mutations to these normal people adds to the sci-fi side of the story which does make this all enjoyable. Seeing Justin Chatwin, whose career nosedived after the Dragonball Z movie, proves he is actually extremely talented and could easily get another chance in the mainstream.
Songs: You do need a few catchy songs for a good musical too, right? Well this one gives us ‘Juniper Lane’ and the title song ‘Bang Bang Baby’ which both move the story in the right direction and show off the talent of the stars.
When you want something different, just give this one a try if you can find it, you have a great cast as the horror fans will all know how Jane Levy is making a big name for herself in this genre (The Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe, to mention a few) Peter Stormare who we all will have seen in something and Justin Chatwin showing his abilities.
This may not be my favourite but it is one I feel like I want to see once a year and enjoy.
My rating is 8/10