I Just Blue Myself
Trade News | September 9, 2008 | Comments ()
I don’t know how you folks feel about The Blue Man Group; personally, aside from being a nice comedy vehicle for the Bluth family, I wanted to squash them all with a Jolly Green Giant boot, just to see if they bled blue. And, of course, green and blue make Cyan. And who doesn’t love Cyan?
The Blue Man Group, along with Stomp, represented — to me — some weird bougie bullshit, a way to extract $250 out of people who lived in McMansions and offer them some misguided belief that they were experiencing culture (the same could be said for Cirque du Soleil, only make it $500). But that’s just the hippy in me talking. I need to make my biannual visit to Texas again, and get that hippy beat out of me. I’m starting to smell funky.
Anyway, the powers that be are making a Blue Man Group 3-D IMAX musical, so you can fully experience and appreciate their blueness. The producer behind the film said of it:
It’s going to have a story, believe it or not. It’s going to have real science content, and we’re excited about being in the neuroscience space. We had a lot of ideas of things coming at you, splashing of paint, explosions of color. It’s a complete mesh of everything that we love. The 3-D space is a very physical space, and the comedy and drama of the Blue Man Group is very physical, so it’s a good fit. It’s about the physicality of 3-D.
It’s about the emotionality!
Well, obviously, this was a great idea. In 2003.