I’m sure the producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark would love to just write all new reviews, but instead, they’ve simply done some creative editing on the existing ones.
As Broadwayworld.com points out, the show’s commercial makes the best out of a critical onslaught.
The ad quotes the New York Post as calling the show “dazzling” whereas the actual original quote was “dazzling at times and disappointing at others.”
The New Jersey Star Ledger is credited with saying, “Bono and the Edge have contributed the stellar songs,” whereas what they fully wrote was, “Bono and the Edge have contributed some stellar ballads that evoke the yearning grandeur of U2, though their more upbeat material tended to be nondescript.”
And while New York magazine is trumpeted as having said, “Succeeds thunderously,” the context was, “As maximalist camp, it succeeds thunderously.”
This will teach the critics a lesson.
Next time they hate a show, they should simply write, “Crap! Crap! Crap! Crap!”
There’s no way to edit that into a rave.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 14, 2011