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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Lord of the Rings the Musical

Hmmmmmm! What a weird one this was, part musical, part action. Musical piece was nothing to write home about. With no recognisable tunes from the film, nor any memorable/ hummable/ sing-a-long tunes it came up short in the music part. Action piece probably saved the day, with remarkable rotating and raising stage to simulate camera swoops or rocky chasm. Also of note was the huge Balrog monster, Shelob spider and several pieces of wire work. Acting from all was pretty lame, but saved by Golum. Compared with other screen to musical adaptations we've seen (Billy Elliott, Jerry Springer, etc...) this came up short. It was still enjoyable, but does not come recommended.

2 out of 5

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