Movie musicals are a joyous escape from reality. Musicals allow us to enter into a world of fantasy where everyone breaks out into song and dance knowing all the lyrics and all the steps. Throughout the years in Hollywood, there have been musicals that have hindered our ability to enter into this fantasy realm. Whether it was a problem with casting, an actor’s inability to sing, poor special effects, or all the above, we’re going to take a look at all those musicals that would have been best left on the cutting room floor.
La La Land
“La La Land” was nominated for several Oscars, but shouldn’t have been nominated at all. The character of Mia falls flat, she’s just there for show and lacks any sense of depth. The film focuses heavily on the development of Sebastian who is rude and snobbish. Let’s not forget that the leading actors do not have singing or dancing backgrounds, which shows onscreen.