Reviews For Updated Spiderman Musical: It Still Sucks

artist: u2 date: 06/15/2011 category: general music news
I like this
20
voted: 2
Reviews For Updated Spiderman Musical: It Still Sucks
After $75 million, a rewrite and a re-score, the curtain has raised on the second launch of the "Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark" musical by Bono and The Edge. The verdict: It still sucks. The new premiere on Tuesday might have attracted A-list celebrities including Matt Damon, Robert De Niro and Liam Neeson - but the reviews don't fare much better than the first failed show. Ben Brantley of the New York Times: "(The show) has become a straightforward children's entertainment with a mildly suspenseful story, two-dimensional characters, unapologetically bad jokes and the kind of melodious rock tunes that those under 12 might be familiar with from listening to their parents' salad-day favourites of the 1980s and '90s." The Wall Street Journal's Terry Teachout: "The score sounds like a double album of B-sides. Not only are the songs forgettable, but they never succeed in generating any dramatic momentum - all they do is get louder." Charles Spencer from the Daily Telegraph: "The show never soars into greatness, or leaves the audience in a state of disbelieving wonder. Indeed, despite all the time and money that has have been lavished on it, Spidey actually turns out to be a bit of a bore." Bono and The Edge presented an award at the Tonys at the weekend (a ceremony akin to the Oscars but for theatre), and made light of the fact that the show has not been the success they hoped. Introducing themselves, Bono said "We used to be famous for being in U2", prompting a friendly laugh from the audience. Bono's jokes continued: "When I saw the Tonys on our schedule, I just assumed we had been nominated." He later admitted he was still "10 per cent away" from being happy with the musical. Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.
More u2 news:
+ U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Enters US Library Of Congress Registry General Music News 04/03/2014
+ New U2 Album Still 'Planned for This Year,' Spokesman Denies Delay Upcoming Releases 03/11/2014
+ U2 Aiming to Release New Album This Summer Entertainment 02/14/2014
+ Bono: 'U2 Are On the Verge of Irrelevance' General Music News 02/04/2014
+ U2 Play Secret Surprise Show, Their First in 3 Years General Music News 01/13/2014
+ U2's Best Work Yet to Come, Bono Says General Music News 01/08/2014
+ view all
Comments
Your captcha is incorrect