‘Glee’ is missing the plot but hits the notes
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“Glee” hasn’t done well at the box office, but does that mean it was awful? Depends on what you were looking for.
It was a good concert, but not a great movie. Those who love the TV show of the same name will definitely notice that there are a few important characters missing, including Sue Sylvester and Will Shuester. These are major characters in the show, and it just doesn’t feel right without them in the movie.
It was an awesome concert, but there wasn’t much of a story. Almost every character got to sing a song and there were several songs where all of them sang. Everybody can cheer on their favorite character.
Between songs, the stories of a few teenagers were shown. It was the story of people who struggled and were helped through difficult times in their lives with “Glee.” At some places, these people were annoying; they didn’t fit in well with the movie.
Parts of the movie were also a little bit strange. There was footage of the actors backstage, but they always stayed in character. It was confusing to watch them getting their hair done, while still acting like their characters.
I did love being able to get so close to the singers without actually having to go to a concert. There, I might not have seen the singers well, and it could have been loud and hard to hear the songs. At the movie theater, I have no problems with people around me screaming, and I’m not leaning around the tall person in front of me to see the show. This is really the best way to see a concert up close.
This doesn’t take away from the amazing singing. There was really a bird’s-eye view of the singers onstage, something that few people had at the concert. Those who love listening to the music above the drama of “Glee” are probably going to enjoy this. However, this movie has none of the drama that has made the show popular, and it missing some key characters.