As I was scanning the shelves of my library, I saw the DVD Casablanca. It's located inside a room specialized for video reference. A few times have I ran into it and as tempted as I was, I was also frightened for the thought of the movie might suck big time. It's a romantic film set during WW2 and from what I'd heard, it was a classic to be watched. However, it was a black and white film produced in the 40s. Hence, my fear.
Despite my initial fears, I reluctantly grabbed the DVD and walked to the counter to check it out. Fortunately, it was not as boring or hellish as I thought it would be. To my surprise, it was an awesome movie for a movie produced in black and white. Now I know why they call it a classic. So, for this movie review post, I have decided to go retro and feature this spectacular Oscar-winning movie.
Now, the thing is, I don't normally watch romantic films, let alone in black and white. But there are tons of reference made to this films in today's media. So, I was compelled. I even managed to catch the infamous phrase, "This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship". XD
I tried not to reveal any spoilers but if you guys wanna enjoy the movie without any disturbance, better skip this paragraph. Basically, this movie is set in WW2 with a couple madly in love but the guy is dumped by the woman for no apparent reason. Years later in Casablanca (it's a city), they run into each other again but this time, the girl is seen with a husband. Drama?
As for the rest, you guys need to download or buy the movie to find out. Seriously, though it's a really really really old movie, it still compels me to watch it.
A solid 4 out of 5