In anticipation for my trip to New York City I will be counting down with some of my NYC movies (and even some that I don't like just for a change of pace). Hope you all enjoy.
It wasn't my intention to bring it up since I chose this still weeks ago, but has anybody seen that Vanity Fair photoshoot in which Camilla Belle, Ben Barnes, Rodrigo Santoro, Chris Evans and Jennifer Lopez recreate iconic moments from West Side Story? It's absolutely horrific.
I'm not even going to ask they thought anybody wanted to see this, let alone see this with Camilla Belle (When a Stranger Calls) and Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian) as the leads. No, since the West Side Story screencap at the top is of Rita Moreno from the "America" number I really want to ask whose decision it was to cast Jennifer Lopez as her modern day equivalent. Lopez isn't fine to spit-shine Moreno's shoes. Utterly horrific, don't you agree?
So, in conclusion: West Side Story is amazing and "America" is a showstopper of EPIC proportions that Jennifer Lopez could never hope to achieve. THE.END.