Still can’t believe Cats even got made.
I absolutely love musicals, so I always get really excited whenever one is turned into a film.
But almost every time, they manage to mess something up…usually, a LOT of stuff up. Here are 16 things that always annoy me that I wish movie adaptations of musicals would stop doing!
And on that note…replacing perfectly good songs with new ones:
And cutting climactic songs:
Releasing soundtracks without all the songs:
Changing the entire context of a song:
And small plot points:
And adding random new plotlines:
Casting stars instead of people who can actually sing:
And along those lines, casting stars instead of people who can actually dance:
Casting actors who are way too old:
Only casting white actors:
Giving characters a “happily ever after” that they didn’t get in the musical:
Replacing costuming with CGI:
This should be a given, but…actively going against the wishes of the creator:
And finally…delaying them for a decade.
What bothers you about musical-to-movie adaptations? Let me know in the comments!
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