If you think about Christina Aguilera starring in a film called “Burlesque,” you’re bound to get a little excited. Some thought the film would be a train wreck, but the reviews aren’t that bad.
Here’s Jason Zingale from Bullz-Eye.com:
There are a number of things that one can expect from a movie called “Burlesque” – like singing, dancing, and gorgeous women in revealing outfits – but it never even crossed my mind that it might actually be good. Even the film’s trailer hinted at a potential train wreck, so you’ll probably be surprised to discover that it isn’t half-bad. Though the movie features some terribly underdeveloped characters and gets caught in the allure of its own glitz and glamour, the showy musical numbers and a great debut from Christina Aguilera make “Burlesque” a lot more enjoyable than you might believe. Think “Coyote Ugly” meets “Cabaret.” You know, minus the Nazis.
Newsweek liked it as well.
Sorry, Harry Potter, but “Burlesque” is the event of the holiday season, like the drunk aunt who shows up late to Thanksgiving dinner and falls into your mashed potatoes. The acting is almost nonexistent—Cher’s face can’t move because of Botox, and Christina Aguilera’s moves even less (she can’t emote). The audience I saw it with laughed at the serious lines, and I could hear crickets during the jokes. But Burlesque is so bad that it’s good: over-the-top, ridiculous fun. As with a Taylor Swift concert or a stick of Velveeta, you can’t resist the cheese.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the public likes it more than the critics.
Check out the trailer below.