Great effects, but what a mess! I don't think it will last!
I see every broadway show. This one is an absolute disaster. I saw it in previews last week. They did the whole show without stopping, The special effects were great. The flying was the best Ive ever witnessed in a stage show. I had about 4 cocktails. That sums up the good. The bad: Im a huge U2 fan, and I have been for 20 years. This was the worst music Ive ever heard from Bono and Edge. So basic. Maybe one good song. The book is laughable. This whole show needs a creative rewrite before it should open. Keep the effects. Keep the stunts as long as the harnesses stay safe, and keep the actors. They were not so horrible. BUT CHANGE THE STORY. WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE, UNINTELLIGiBLE. PIECE OF CRAP. I could have cared less about Spider Man or Mary Jane or Arachne she was a cool effect, though. Effects = 5 out of 5 Book = 1 out of 5 Music = 2 out of 5 Acting = 2 out of 5 Singing = 2 out of 5 Dancing = 3 out of 5 Did I say effects? 5 out of 5.
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark on Tuesday, Dec 21st, 2010