|Musical on Broadway|
It turned out that this movie was brilliant. It was a musical redendition of an old movie of the same title with Jack Nicholson. It was a hit Broadway musical. Music, performance, interpretation, and staging was amazing to us, especially since it felt like a true stage play.
When it ended, we stood up and applauded. The rest of the audience, being English, filed out quietly with a few tsk, tsk aimed in our direction.
Recently we shared this with our granddaughters who had seen a local presentation of this. While they carved pumpkins (no help needed from me, thank you very much), we watched the movie. We kept glancing at them, seeing if they shared our enthusiasm. Uh huh, Grandma. We saw this on stage.
When the ending came, we were shocked, as it was different from the one from our precious movie. Our girls said We saw this already! This is how it ends!
Here is an excerpt of OUR movie:
This is the opening song, great staging, lots of great voices.
This is an intro to the alien plant from outerspace
Lasts about 3 minutes, not needed to watch all
to get the idea that this is not going well.
And then, there is this. Glad we did not see this in London.
This is the original ending (which apparently cost big bucks.
It is about 5 minutes long, but no one has to see it all. Just the beginning where world is eaten by this plant creature.
The movie version is happy-ending where plant is destroyed, true love conquers all, and then a twist at the very ending.
We expected the happy ending, got the horror instead. But isn't that the way on Halloween?