the rear mez will feel like you are in the back of a bus looking through the windshield
the balcony is tight when it comes to leg room, good in that there is nothing above you to box you in, but you are up high and it feels like you are looking down at the stage (and tight leg room in the front row)
im not a music expert but i'd probably say no, listening to phantom instrumentals, they are very different to the vocals that go 'on top' where as the vocal selections are more the vocal 'tracks' (orchestrations are sometimes vastly different from the vocal melody)
Its just plain odd looking, and can easily be fixed (but probably $$$)
you can see that the cats with clothes look fine: Macavity, Mistofoles, Skimble to some extent, even Old Deuteronomy. and the reason for this is proportions. I think for me why Bombalurina, Munkistrap and Jennyanydots look so weird is they all come off as top heavy in the chest area (not boobs, but chest generally) and small in the head area because the ears are so small and up high (where they should be), if you th
Mind you, it is interesting that they are trying to give it a plot by focusing the action around victoria, the white cat, a minor character from the show, in that its like her first time at the jellicle ball so they are showing her what goes on
now seeing this, im a fan of the show so atleast i will have a nice new soundtrack to listen to.
this looks so weird, and is all the things i worried about, basically human forms and cat features. it makes you appreciate the stage costumes alot more. I will still go see it for sure but I might go high.
Just got back from seeing the movie, and its a good movie, not quite shot for shot but most of the iconic shots are there. The dialogue is very different aswell, and because I am a fan of she stage version, its always odd to think you are following on with the dialogue and all of a sudden its totally different. but it was enjoyable except for 2 minor things. for some reason the audio level was very low compared to the trailers that came before, but that might be an issue with my cinema, also
bryan2 said: "I just read in one of these posts that JHUD is all wrong for Grizabella because Grizabella doesn't have a powerhouse voice..she doesn't....WHAT have you never heard Betty Buckley sing Memory...I don't know if Jennifer is the right choice but her vocal power is perfect for the character....WOW I am still wondering who this person saw sing Memory"
I agree with this, I've seen some Grizabellas with lack luster vocals and personally I think
And while I'm on it, yes i did not expect there to be anything new in terms of songs for the movie, but to do the backing almost the EXACT same as the original as well as the songs seems to me to be a wasted opportunity to expand the score. Yes it is majestic at times but they could have done like the show and added in more sounds to make it fit in with its environment better.
darreyl102 said: "Chowd95 said: " I just listened to the new soundtrack and.. it's disappointing. If they were going to use the original backing track for "Circle of Life" then why not use the original vocals as well? The new singer can't hold a candle to the '94 vocalist (who's name escapes me). "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" is ok, but like everything else here it lacks energy. "Be Prepared" flat out sucks. It's two min
Call_me_jorge said: "Will the performances be done via motion capture? Or will they be all dolled up in makeup and cat costumes like the stage version? I’m just curious, because the set is more real and not all green screen like I thought it would be."
apparently motion capture in that they are adding the fur and i assume altering the faces to be more catlike? (cringe) but atleast they are keeping the human form and proportions therefore the dance element will
jimmycurry01 said: "FANtomFollies said: "Everything looks fantastic - I'm just irrationally terrified at what the cats will look like. I kind of wish the whole thing was done with no CGI at this point."
We already have a filmed version with people in leotards; do we really need a second one?"