'Spider-Man' Musical's Spokesman Calls Negative Reviews 'Uncool'

An Interview with a spokesperson for the spider-man Musical says the negative reviews are "uncool".

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By wade1210 - 2/9/2011
Yesterday, MTV News rounded up some of the early reviews of "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," the Broadway musical that's currently in preview performances leading up to its March 15 opening. With most of those reviews painting the continually delayed, problem-plagued show in a negative light, a spokesman for the musical saw fit to offer some criticism of his own, calling critics' actions "uncool."

"The PILE-ON by the critics was ridiculous and uncalled for," said the show’s spokesman Rick Miramontez in a statement to EW. "Their actions are unprecedented and UNCOOL!"


Though the show isn't scheduled to open until next month, critics broke tradition by releasing their reviews on February 7, the original premiere date for the show. The musical was delayed for the fifth time earlier this year, pushing its start date yet again in order to "fine-tune aspects of the show, including the new ending," according to a press release.

Last month, MTV Splash Page writer Josh Wigler gave you a list of five things he enjoyed about the show and five things he definitely didn't like about the webslinger's bow on Broadway — and given the current tone of reviews, you can probably guess which list he had an easier time writing.

"Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" continues its run of preview performances through to the March 15 opening.



Thanks to MTV news for the interview!
Source: MTV.com
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AlexdoxA - 2/9/2011, 4:59 PM
It IS uncool cause... you know... and so I'm like... whoa, but he'so... you know... so he was like... dunno, so I go like... noway... and he goes like... you know... so...

HAHAHAHA!!!!
angus666 - 2/9/2011, 6:10 PM
All the reviews are right though...
Roscoe182 - 2/9/2011, 6:14 PM
don't make a sucky show its simple really
CasualFanatic - 2/9/2011, 6:17 PM
How old are we? 6? Anyone who has written anything should have enough sense to know that if everyone says it's bad, it's bad and that's the end of it. They should also have the sense not to hire a moronic mouthpiece that complains the reviewers are being mean. What did they do? Pull your pig-tails and push you in a mud puddle?
wade1210 - 2/9/2011, 6:20 PM
@Xenix
i hate to defend the show but your really not suppose to judge a show based on previews so he does have a point.
MagnaSolaris - 2/9/2011, 6:22 PM
you know what is Uncool? TO SPEND 60 MILLION DOLLARS ON A PIECE OF GARBAGE SHOW! Where is the humanitarian Bono? I know is not his fault, but... come on!
OverCross - 2/9/2011, 6:29 PM
I'll tell you what's uncool.

This:



'nuff said.
DaenerysTargaryen - 2/9/2011, 6:38 PM
Well the play IS uncool
DrLecter - 2/9/2011, 7:12 PM
lol
snoopytrek - 2/9/2011, 7:33 PM
@AlexdoxA...love it!

He's sitting for the interview, takes another hit of his joint while wearing the hemp shirt Bono gave him..in the voice of a California surfer dude..a real 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' Spicoli type.

"Yeah, Dude, they were like just soooo hard on the show, man..like, with their words, man. You know, those looong words those writer dudes use when they wanna be..what is it you call it..like, critical or something like that. Yeah, that's it. Critical...you know? And I was tellin' 'em I know, like, people have gotten hurt and all, but, like...uh, what was I saying?"
snoopytrek - 2/9/2011, 7:42 PM
oh i forgot..he's still sitting for the interview when..

"OH sweeet, my pizza. Over here, dude. Awwwright! Hey, dude, you wanna slice...its rad! Ahhh, man. Not again! I told 'em no anchovies! This sucks, man. You'd think a dude like me with 60 million big ones could get a decent pie, man..."
Eviltwin - 2/9/2011, 7:44 PM
LMAO, this play was ridiculous and uncalled for!
Scion - 2/9/2011, 8:07 PM
Unprecedented and uncool? It's totally precedent, that's what critics do. they give reviews. Deal with it, your show sucks.
BlackSands - 2/9/2011, 8:14 PM
The signs of too many accidents, delays, etc for one "musical play" meant that they weren't ready at all for whatever stunts they had to pull on that show. David Copperfield, the Illusionist/magician, can easily out-do them in preparation on his tricks alone when it comes to their mishap-laden musical. hell, cirque du soleil had more death defying stunts and wire work than the Spider-Man musical and they don't seem to have the same problems every other show.

Bottom line, they didn't do enough prep work before starting the whole thing and that's what made the show fall on it's own sword in critic reviews.

While some of the reviews are outright bashing the thing without any silver lining as to the dedication of showmanship with their "Show must go on" attitude (which is remarkable despite all the bad stuff).

You still gotta admire them for trying to stick to it (pun intended) even with the proverbial pitchforks at their backs via the critics. I just hope a few of those involved with the musical will see the reviews as a challenge to try to do better with what they have.
lilej2 - 2/9/2011, 9:17 PM
@BlackSands i agree. those reviews are no different than if any of the "fanboys" here write a review. you're all so soley based on hating this production to the ground that you'll take anything negative you heard about it and run with it.

as dumb as it was for whoever this spokesman was to say "UNCOOL", he's right. you're NOT supposed to review something thats in previews. its like one of us going on set of the new Spider-man film for a day and saying the whole movie sucked

plain and simple, the show isn't finished being made and hasn't opened yet.
SamHell - 2/9/2011, 9:19 PM
Dont make comicbook characters into gayass musicals. That would solve that problem. [frick]in retards anyway.
BIGBMH - 2/9/2011, 9:34 PM
"unprecedented and UNCOOL!"

Hey! Just like the show!

Fishandchips - 2/9/2011, 10:30 PM
Trning spiderman into a [frick]ing musical is UNCOOL
jimoakley666 - 2/10/2011, 12:48 AM
Who the hell is he? Disco Stu?
marvel72 - 2/10/2011, 4:23 AM
i'm surprised i thought we we're gonna be flooded with fantastic reveiws.(sarcasm)

i bet stan lee is the only one who gave it a great reveiw.

when i see the costumes for this,the new spidey costume doesn't seem to bad.
comicb00kguy - 2/10/2011, 6:41 AM
Unprecedented? Hardly. There have been plays on Broadway before this one that received bad reviews. The timing might be a little unusual for the reviews' appearance, but that's only because the opening date has been delayed yet again. The newspapers took the unusual step of printing the reviews on what was supposed to be opening day. Oh wait. That's when they USUALLY print reviews, just like for movies. Hardly 'unprecedented'.

Uncool? Sorry. You can find people that dislike anything you can name. Even the most popular and highly-regarded stories, movies, plays, whatever of all time have people that dislike them for one reason or another. It's called OPINIONS. Calling people names that disagree with your opinion is called JUVENILE and IMMATURE.

Grimm - 2/10/2011, 7:05 AM
I gotta go see this!
ManofSteel23 - 2/10/2011, 7:07 AM
Those costumes look wank
xBlaze96x - 2/10/2011, 11:38 AM
Maybe They Shouldn't Have Made It Uncool
Superbatprime - 2/10/2011, 12:34 PM
The Green Goblin in this looks like his major goal in life is to steal Christmas...
zachman2013 - 2/10/2011, 2:53 PM
The Green Goblin looks like moms glass christmas ornament that i dropped on the floor and broke all glued back together...who the frick did this.

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