What's the big deal about Saturday Night Fever?
December 22, 2009 7:36pm CST
That movies made in the '70's with John Travolta? I watched it the other day with my sister, who for some reason wanted to order it from Netflix, and I wasn't impressed at all! Not that I had high expectations or something, but it was definitely slightly pointless and disappointing. What the heck? What's the big deal about this movie? It's so famous but I can't understand why! What are your thoughts on the movie?
• Mangalore, India
16 Mar 10
Hi maezee, I happened to see it when it was released in the seventies and I loved it.The reason why it becamne a success was because it was the first of its kind. The film had a very hep story line and the dances and the songs were a craze and the whole treatment was different and Travolta became one of the most sougt after stars after the release of the film...To day there are many such films , probably much more polished and sophisticated and technically superior..but for those times it was a vastly different film and the audience loved it..
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Dec 09
TODAY, Saturday Night Fever would not be considered a big deal compared to the movies that are made today. But back then, Saturday Night Fever started a whole new dance revolution - disco. It's a totally different era and anyone born in the last 20 years probably wouldn't get it or appreciate it. This was the movie that MADE John Travolta. He became a star after that. It is also the movie that made the BeeGees I believe.
23 Dec 09
I think that one has to view this movie through the eye of the viewers of that period. I know that there are people who have different tastes, and maybe some younger viewers will not be able to relate to it, or appreciate it. This is a film that does what great films are supposed to do. The music score by The Bee Gees is one of the best eternally. And I am able to understand taste definitely differs.