“God, I love Julie Taymor and it took me three seperate attempts to actually get through the film. It's torpedoed by the fact that
a) None of the characters are likeable
b) None of the characters are likeable because they're constantly singing their feelings
c) They're constantly singing their feelings and after a while the CONSTANT musical numbers actually wear you down.
d) They're constantly singing their feelings with bland, broadway, voices. Considering the actual music it's kind of sad to see such soulless performances.
e) It's crushingly literal at times.
f) Bono. God, just...Bono.
I LOVE musicals, but I just wanted at least a little respite between the musical numbers. Just a little breathing space, but I swear the” read more