I watched the new production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight. I started to compare it with the first movie and stopped when I realized that it wasn’t fair. That was a different cast and a different time. I started to say that the first one was better but then I realized that it was a remake of the stage production.
I ended up deciding that while the first movie was more familiar and I liked it a lot, the new one was good, if different. I suspect the new one is closer to the original stage production.
I think the latest one is a little more brazen than the first movie. The standards are different. You can get away with a lot more these days. The music was great.
I liked that Tim Curry was a part of the new production. It was almost as if he was giving his blessing to the production. I also liked the addition of the audience. It was a tip of the hat to the fans that made the first ovie the cult classic that it is.
Sweet dreams, don’t forget to tell the ones you love that you love them, and most important of all, be kind.