Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Drinking Pizza Movie Reviews: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Got a text from Gary while at work that read: "Rocky Horror at ABC tonite". My first thought was..."Meh"...then I remembered that the rest of my week will be spent working both jobs, thereby nullifying any social life. Unless you count the people who insist on talking to me in the bathroom at Barley's. Then when I was about to go get my ticket for the show my friend Matt dropped this on me: "You are gonna hate me. It's just corny." Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but being the movie is just $3, I've never seen it and I was in desperate need to satisfy my pizza fix, I decided to take my chances.

I should preface this review by stating: I hate musicals. Outside of The Nightmare Before Christmas, I can't stand movies where the cast breaks out into song and dance. In some ways the traditions of the Taliban make good sense. Now on to the movie. If you take away the crowd interaction, which there was plenty of, I really don't see the appeal of this movie. There are funny parts and the costumes are pretty interesting. The acting was good, though I don't think I'll be able to look at Tim Curry the same again. I don't care how many beards you grow Tim, you are now cemented in my memory as the world's weirdest girlman and ladyboy. I was a bit surprised when half the audience got up to dance. I was kinda annoyed by the people constantly yelling unfunny comments at the screen...often the same thing over and over again. I was about to go into fight mode when people threw rice, toilet paper and toast around the audience, as I could use all of those in my home at the moment. The movie itself was pretty much a yawn fest that relied on the experience of being in the audience inhabited by people who think otherwise. This was my first and most likely last time watching this film. When it comes to a situation where the audience gets to talk back to the bad movie...leave it to the professionals.