‘They worship everything and they value nothing.’
In general, I am not especially attracted to the musical genre. This could be due in part to a lack of film musicals being released in recent years. However, it is more likely that I simply struggle to get into the atmosphere of musicals. The spontaneous dive into a choreographed number seems to pull me away from the plot instead of reinforcing it. Chazelle has created a musical drama that pays homage to traditional musicals, but does not stick to their format in his new film, La La Land.