Tick, Tick… Boom! had some fine acting in Andrew Garfield’s part, even though it was interesting at first, it sort of fell flat for me in the end!!!
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What I Like:
-Andrew Garfield was fine playing music theater writer, Jonathan Larson, I didn’t know he could sing, but not only did he nailed that, but really immersed himself into his character and captured Larson’s essence
-I thought Lin-Manuel Miranda as the director was decent, he really did make a film but a stage set as well which worked pretty well for this type of film
The So So:
-It started out interesting, seeing how a musical show gets started and put into form, but after a while, I started losing focus, and probably because musicals are not my thing
What I Didn’t Like:
-This musical is also a biopic on how Jonathan Larson got started in the business, but it is pretty formulaic, not that inspiring for me, and overall not interesting enough, I was more interested in his friends’ story more than him
I’m not a musical guy. Let alone, I haven’t seen Rent. For me to like a musical, it has to grasp my attention fully. Unfortunately, this musical film didn’t really do it for me. I respect what Andrew Garfield has done, and also the direction of Lin-Manuel Miranda. However, the story just wasn’t interesting enough for me. With that said, I believe fans of musicals and this one in particular may enjoy it a lot more than me. Bottomline, it is not my cup of tea!!!
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