Film #16 of the Halloween 31
I have only ever seen the original once before, and that was last year. I loved the film a lot, so I was excited to see the re-imagining of the film. It was good, but it nowhere near lived up to the expectations set by its predecessor.
There were some things that I did not like that changed between the original film and this version. I did not like the way in which they changed "Science Fiction Double Feature". I feel like the use of the lips in the original was more interesting than the Usherette in this version. The lips make an appearance in the end credits, but that is a bit too late. I didn't love Laverne Cox's portrayal of Frank-N-Furter. I think that her performance was a lot less funny than that of Tim Curry. It felt more like she was trying to honor the role rather than playing it to be funny.
That being said, there were still some things that I really enjoyed about this version of the film. It was cool getting to see "Time Warp" performed again, as it perfectly recreated the feel of the scene. I really liked the actress who played Columbia, as I thought that she captured the mood of the character. I also really liked Adam Lambert's portrayal of Eddie. He was funny, and I feel like he paid adequate homage to the performance of Meat Loaf while making it his own. Also, the production design was still as great as that of the original
So overall, I liked "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again", however, it wasn't quite as good as I had hoped it to be. It's not really something that needs to be watched, as there is a lack of differentiation from the original, however, it's not necessarily something to avoid, either.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
Big Tuna's Rating: B-
How Did I Watch It?: On TV.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe.
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