i’m not much into adaptations or remakes, but i’ve been surprised before, so this is included in the exceptions, mainly because of the great cast…and i’m not talking about zach efron or amanda bynes. i really enjoyed john travolta (who was disturbing yet endearing), michelle pfeiffer (who can still pull off a size 2 and still look like the sexy catwoman on the prowl), queen latifah (who really pulled off a great mable), and of course christopher walken. you always have to admire a christopher walken film.
anyways, the music wasn’t that bad either; it was actually quite comical and not so much highschool musical-ish. and the overhyped zach efron was ok- but typecasted. he performed just as he would in highschool musical- but with tighter pants.
allison janney didn’t do so bad either, considering you can’t really replace lovable ricky lake.
it was funny in its right…had great random moments that resulted in some chuckles, so i’d watch it again.