April 6, 2008

"Xanadu" the Movie

My family and I watched the movie "Xanadu" tonight. As I mentioned in my past post, I remember so little of the movie. Of course, someone has to track it down so we can all watch it. Who else but my sister Lynn found it!

OH. MAN. No wonder it was much-maligned. It was just...BAD. Special effects gone crazy. Bad acting. Strange outfits worn by Olivia Newton-John near the end of the movie. Cheesy transitions. Poorly developed plot. What was good about it? The songs, of course. And a bit of good dancing.

Now I have more respect for the people behind "Xanadu" on Broadway . They did a fantastic job in salvaging what was good from the movie and presenting it in a better way.