Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Will the Absurdity Never End?

Sci Fi Wire reports that the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park now offers a live-action musical stage adaptation of the classic 1954 sci-fi movie Creature From the Black Lagoon. Why?


  1. Hi Doug!

    You got me! I mean, have you seen The Creature From The Black Lagoon?

    Okay, I enjoyed the over acting, but the creature wasn't even real looking for the time. You can almost see the goggles. It is good for a chuckle though.

    Why anyone would put it as live action musical in a theme park is beyond me, why not show the original movie? How do you make it into a musical...I'm boggled.

    Dottie :)

  2. Hi Doug!
    I gotta lol at Dottie's comment because I am one of those people who enjoys those old 'creature' movies. I loved "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" and "The Blob" and all those movies from the '50s to the 70's like "Swarm" and "Killer Ants". I guess they stir a nostalgic feeling in me as I was a kid in the 70's and those were our "scary" movies. :o)
    I don't think I'd want to see a musical of it, but I did like the originals.

  3. Doug,

    That is too funny. I'm guessing they are trying to branch out a little. LOL

    It takes all kinds. :)


  4. Hi Doug!

    Ms M - LOL! I love the old movies too, but I do chuckle at the movies sometimes. The Creature of the Black Lagoon just is one of those that I found to be funny rather than scary, LOL! I loved The Blob, Night of the Creeps, Ssss...all corny, but favorites.

    But still boggled about the musical though. Scratching head wondering why? I'm with Michelle maybe it's their attempt to branch out!

    Dottie :)

  5. I can't stop chuckling over this one. Now I could see "The Little Shop of Horrors. Then again that's meant to be a musical. (Hugs)Indigo

  6. That is soooo funny! Maybe the creature will get inspiration from The Phantom. Can you hear him singing the song? :-)

  7. I'm thinking the powers that be at Universal are too lazy to read a book. Imagine all the good books out there that would make a good stage presentation. Re-runs - not just for summer television any more!!!


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