Spider-Man Musical: The Movie

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  1. Catman Registered

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    What IF that Spider-Man musical that's being made for broadway is turned into a movie? :huh: That would be um...interesting. :o
     
  2. sandgoblin Registered

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    That would be um.... different.
     
  3. JP Smelly

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    I can see it happening too. :down
     
  4. Leenie Registered

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    That would be hilarious.

    I'd see it.
     
  5. ThatDamnNinja Registered

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    People seem to have a very limited idea about how musicals are/have to be. I mean, this isn't Sondheim or Andrew Lloyd Webber. It's Bono. It's probably going to be pretty good, and not much in the vein of what people typically think of as being Broadway style. If it was good enough to be made into a movie, it'd probably be worth seeing.
     
  6. Spider-ManHero12 Web-Slinger

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    That would be very odd.
     
  7. Visionary Registered

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    We officially have nothing to talk about...:dry:
     
  8. Catman Registered

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    :lmao:
     
  9. DACrowe Registered

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    I like musicals and I like Spidey, but they should never mix. A Spidey stage musical sounds improbable with the limitations of the stage and I just don't see it working.
     
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    This is Julie Taymor. She's an innovator, and a genius at making stuff work. She made Lion King work on Broadway, which, by all accounts, it should not have. If anyone can handle it, it's her.

    Plus, do you think they just got into this with no idea of how they were going to stage it? That should be the least of one's concerns, the number one of which being the quality of the music.
     
  11. NewYorkSpider EndGame

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    It's things like this that make me go in the Batman forum and get Batman avatars.
     
  12. JP Smelly

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    Are you saying Bono is better than Sondheim?
     
  13. ThatDamnNinja Registered

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    No, but I am saying that Bono's style of music will probably be better suited to Spider-Man, and have more appeal to the average Spider-Man fan, than Sondheim.

    If Spider-Man had music typical of Broadway, it wouldn't work.
     
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    Hey, they were putting together a Batman musical a while back. Anyone interested in hearing what it would have sounded like, check out "In the Land of the Pig, The Butcher is King" from Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell III. It was originally written for the Batman musical.
     
  15. NewYorkSpider EndGame

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    I didn't know there was supposed to be a Batman musical. Are superhero musicals even neccesary?
     
  16. NinjaTurtleFan Turtle Power!

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    If it was made into a movie than I expect it to bomb. I'd rather see "The Lion King: The Musical Movie" then see Spider-Man be bastardized.
     
  17. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    They already did that in SM3...BAMMMMMM:o :woot:

    But I wouldn't go see a Spider-Man musical...especially with Broadway prices.
     
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    The dance club scene seemed like it came out of a musical.
     
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    which explains why it would be the most atrocious musical of all time *nod nod*
     
  21. DACrowe Registered

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    Here's the thing...

    some things just don't work on stage. Ask Elton John who tried to adapt Lestat, which actually may have worked in better hands. But a Dracula musical? Please, but Wildhorn tried and it failed.

    As for Taymor and Bono being behind this. I give Taymor credit, Lion King was a stroke of genius and took a terrible concept of making a disney animated feature into a Broadway show and made it something soulful, deep and resonating. A piece of art and not consumerism like Beauty and the Beast on stage was and what I hear Tarzan was.

    Even so, I feel Taymor has lost her mind a wee bit after the disasterous Across the Universe which took a completely awesome and winning concept of a film musical about a Brit's perspective of American struggle in the 1960s set to Beetles music and turned it into not the next Moulin Rouge but a series of hit and miss music videos strung together to second rate covers of Beetles songs with paper thin character cliches pretending to be depth.

    And the fact that Taymor wants the same two leads from that in this show, scares me quite frankly. And Bono? Sorry he just seems like a strange choice. I could either see the music really working and surprising everyone (I think the visuals are doomed one way or another) or more likely falling flat on its face (like Elton John adding music to Anne Rice).

    And I think if Sondheim was writing the music, we could feel better as the man has never written bad music. I mean if he can turn a musical about a serial killing barber into a hit....well I'd have a wee bit more confidence. I'm glad it's not ALW, but at least Webber has written one or two good musicals, well the music anyway (Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Blvd.).

    I'm just dubious about the prosect of a guy swinging around a stage or over an audience belting out rock ballads in a Spidey suit.
     

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