West Side Story is a miracle. It's the number one musical. Bernstein's music with Sondheim's lyrics are on par with the greatest achievements in all of art. This movie is incredible and it's finally the adaptation this show deserves. To me the original film feels so miniature now.
Musical theater actors have superpowers. They are athletes and artists at the same time. They sing and dance and act and look great while they do it.
I'm so happy this movie was made.