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Bono Speaks Up On Why First Version Of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Failed

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bono on why first version of spider man failed

Enlighten us, Bono!

During a recent interview, U2's Bono opened up about the failure of the first version of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, and he had some inneresting points to make about it:

"What was great about Turn Off the Dark 1.0 was unusual and rare: magic, a pop-up Pop-Art opera with a bit of rock ’n’ roll circus thrown in. What was not right about it was a catalog of commonplace problems — story knots, bad sound and finally a failure to cohere, meaning that the whole was not greater than the sum of the parts, as wonderful as some of those parts were."

"In Turn Off the Dark 2.0, the myth of Arachne does not overpower the reason people are there…to discover what makes Peter Parker a superhero, which in the end turns out not to be his spider senses, but his personal integrity and especially his humility — something I hope all of us in this process have learned from."

Def sounds like they may have gotten it right this time! Assuming nobody else gets hurt, they've got our support!

Good luck, revamped Spider-Man team!

[Image via WENN.]

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5 comments to “Bono Speaks Up On Why First Version Of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Failed”

  1. 1

    blah.. blah…. blah… EPIC FAIL

  2. 2

    I saw the show. It was bad because of the songs. They were terrible. The storyline was stupid but, the songs made it unbearable.

  3. 3

    It failed because it's Spider Man on Broadway, which is incredibly stupid.

  4. Otter says – reply to this


    You fucked up Bono.

  5. 5

    Bono gets some things right.

    Bono to Obama: No Babies With HIV

    by Cristina González

    No Child Born With HIV by 2015Every day more than a 1,000 babies are born with HIV worldwide; more than half won’t live till their second birthday. One.org, cofounded by Bono, is working to change that with the “No Child Born With HIV by 2015” campaign. In conjunction with (RED), one.org is asking the Obama administration to commit $6 billion to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years to send antiretroviral meds to pregnant women in Africa. To add your name to the petition, go to one.org.