Good Movie, Bad Musical?

@Idlewild (6094)
United States
April 29, 2007 10:09pm CST
I always wonder what makes producers try to turn a successful work from one medium into another medium--like turning 1970s TV shows into full-length movies. The trend now seems to be to turn movies into Broadway plays or musicals. The musical "Legally Blonde" just opened on Broadway, to bad reviews. And "Spider-man" in coming to Broadway too. Sometimes it works, though; "The Lion King" has been a smash on Broadway. I can't see shelling out $100 to see a Spider-Man play or musical, though.
3 people like this
3 responses
• United States
30 Apr 07
I hate it. Thankg-d I usually have or I can rent the original version of the movie. And then there is the re-make of a re-make.The producers is a movie that was made into a musical for Broadway. And then is made into a movie with the cast of the Broadway musical.Hairspray is another. I have both original versions on VHS so if I want to see it , I'll see the original thank you.
1 person likes this
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Some works have been re-made so many times it's hard to tell which is the original source material.
1 person likes this
• United States
30 Apr 07
Yes. You see your version and then you find out it was re-made 6 or 7 times before your version.My first is my original. I have tried earlier versions , but I usually like the first version I saw. That is why I don't usually try the re-make.
1 person likes this
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
30 Apr 07
I heard Bono was writing music for spiderman, should be interesting...and i just have to say that if they ever decide to turn Miami Vice into a musical, there is no way on the face of the earth that it could be any worse than the film...it was just AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL! I couldn't sit through the whole thing, and I wouldn't even if you paid me!...and I'll never get those 2 hours of my life back! lol
1 person likes this
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
1 May 07
Yeah, the thing about Bono, I heard that. And that Julie Taymor is involved too (who did Lion King on Broadway). These two seem to have good judgement usually, so maybe Spidey The Musical has a chance.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I think that they find easy way to make money...however I can't see musical based on Spider Man...ohh...maybe for kids...did you say $100...way to much... "Legally Blond"? I am not surprised...it was not great movie either.......
1 person likes this
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I once saw a Broadway musical based on the comic strip Doonesbury... it was bad.