For my Halloween movie proper, we watched ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. After this, we watched ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW:Let’s Do The Time Warp Again.
I love(d) going to The Kentucky Theater, getting dressed up, and gathering into the party that is the event called Rocky Horror. Even though we weren’t dressed up, just watching and singing along made me very happy. The Husband doesnt like the movie as well as I do in general, but he said he enjoyed it.
There was high expectations for the new one, especially when I discovered Tim Curry was The Narrator. Brad and Janet’s engagement was good. How the funeral kept following them made me giggle a little. But, as a whole, it just left me feeling that the cast tried, but missed the mark. And the cast put their whole hearts into the movie at points. This version was…too tame. It wasn’t Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was a junior high production of RHPS. Not even Tim Curry could save it😪
What about Tim Curry? Every time he came on screen I felt sad because he truly was a mere shadow of the Frank N Furter he had been. It wasn’t difficult to see he had had a stroke because of his speech. There were times when he just read the words. He looked tired, worn out. I just wanted to hug Tim Curry and say, ‘It’s OK. You don’t really have to do this. Instead, why don’t we grab a cuppa and just hang for a while? Really, you don’t have to be here for this.’
Of course it is understandable: He was in the very first production, and his last performance was in the same show.
The new Frank N Further was too…something. She tried, though.
If you haven’t seen Let’s Do The Time Warp Again don’t worry. Put your attention and energy into something else. However, if you do watch it, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Now it is November. Most of the leaves are off the trees. I am adjusting.
How are you guys doing?