“Grease”: An oldie but a goodie

Skylar Beckford, Reporter

Summer of 1978 marks the birth of the classic musical film “Grease.” Not only did it beat the odds, but it became one of the highest-grossing movies of its time, now worth over $188 million worldwide. There are many reasons for its popularity, such as the nostalgia it brings people and its wonderful soundtrack.

The movie takes place around a group of high school students, and their journey as they find love in the 50s. Greaser Danny Zuko, (played by John Travolta), falls in love with Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John). They meet at the beach, and when they return to school, neither are aware that they are attending the same high school. It’s a classic “good girl meets bad boy” romance, but still has strong comedic points.

Tracks like “You’re The One That I Want” and “Greased Lightning” remain some of the most popular songs from the movie. However, my favorites are “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Summer Nights.” The music will forever remain iconic. I might be a bit biased, but this an absolute joy to watch. Sure, the plot is a bit cheesy, but that’s what makes it so great. “Grease” definitely earns a solid 5 out of 5 stars.