Directed by: Robert Wise & Jeremy Robbins
Genre: Musical, Drama
Runtime: 146 Minutes
‘West Side Story’ takes off in a Shakespearian outlet in the modern world with the implementation of several things from Romeo & Juliet. I must say it is a terrific portrayal Romeo & Juliet and as predictable as it is, the film still has surprises. If you know the story well you will understand who is being who in the story. Like how Maria is obviously Juliet and so on. This musical feels ahead of it’s time in an indescribable way because of it’s storytelling and choreography. With lyrics from Stephen Sondheim and the director of ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, a decade earlier is a finely choreographed musical that is captivating and beautiful.