Does Whatever A Spider Can…
Posted June 14, 2011on:
…except win the accolades of the oft harsh Broadway critics. Critically acclaimed or not, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is still worth sitting through for 3 hours. After a major revamp in script, the Broadway show is finally out of preview and will have its premiere tonight!
I saw the preview last Friday and I really enjoyed it. If you take it for what it is (nothing more than a comic based blockbuster movie), it can be extremely entertaining. The songs were overflowing with U2 influence which really was a hair raising experience. However, I felt that Bono and the Edge wrote the songs with Bono as the singer in mind. And we both know that not all singers are as gifted. Nonetheless, Reeve Carney played and sang (with some difficulty) the main part beautifully (Yes, he is beautiful too.)
The set was jaw dropping awesome and the script managed to throw in some tongue in cheek humor by poking fun of the epic flop version 1.0 was. At the end of the day, producers recognized their mistakes, axed some people (i.e. Julie Taymor) and simplified the show into what it is today. Below is the preview of version 2.0 for your viewing pleasure.
Call me baduy and mainstream but I was blown away by this production. I’d go see it again…with you when you come?