Well it’s kind of what it says in the title. It’s Evil Dead as a musical. Duh!
Today should be the release date for Jem and the Holograms movie, at least here in the U.K, a movie that dared to look at both Transformers and G.I Joe and say those are far too faithful. By all accounts it has not gone well, hence why I said should. Now I am not a Jem and the Holograms fan, I have never before seen Jem nor her Holograms, nor read or listened to them. The closest I have ever come is a Geek History Lesson podcast. For I am a man and thus don’t like anything without explosions nor if the number of girls outweighs the number of dudes other wise I might catch Cooties, or even worse “the gay”! But I’m running out of Christmas themed comics so I shall be looking at the first storyline from IDW’s Jem and the Holograms run ‘Showtime’. This is……………………………………………………………
Trail to Oregon is as you can probably guess a play on the classic video game ‘Oregon Trail’ the seminal edutainment classroom game where the player leads their family across the United states on a wagon to reach, well Oregon. The idea is to get in the mind-set of the original settlers, at least for those inside the united states. Those of us outside, probably only know the game through pop culture like this musical from Starkid productions.
It used to be that musicals were reserved for television over the Christmas period, in order to give everyone a chance for a quick nap before opening the next bottle of sherry and having another go at the turkey, t.v shows that had gone on a bit too long and were stuck with a cast desperate to get a bit of variety on their c.v and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The same could be said for fairy tales.
Galavant aims to do both those thing, with a smile and a wink.
Okay as it’s the time of the year when you all gather round the box in the corner to watch either somebody wander over a mountain range in definatly unsuitable outdoors wear or somebody desperate for more food just after you’ve finished stuffing your face with your third round of turkey. So in my quest to find a new alternative I’m going to be discussing the latest from starkid productions. A team that have so far done musicals about an egotistical adolescent, a dim witted but lonely one percenter and Jafar from Aladdin. After managing to turn each of those into an interesting protagonist they’ve turned their hand to what could be their most difficult task to date. Ani Skywalker.
But do they manage it, let’s find out.