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I Don't Remember Eating the Lightning, But I'm Sure Crapping Thunder Now: Rocky: Das Musical Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | April 30, 2013 | Comments ()


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I don't care how many times I watch this trailer. A Broadway musical based on the original Rocky is so terribly awesome that it only gets more painful and more incredible with every viewing. Because if there was anything that the saga of one Mr. Balboa was missing, it was song and dance.

Here's the trailer, complete with the Italian Stallion himself pontificating on the project:

Oh sweet zombie Jesus with a chainsaw, can we just scrap the idea of making it follow the plot of the first movie and make it a tale of all of the movies. I would pay money to go see a musical rendition of "If he dies, he dies." And Mr. T predicting pain a capella? I'm there.

And let's not forget the sheer camp majesty of Eye of the Tiger. That's a mandatory inclusion. Actually come to think of it, I think every song in the entire musical should be the actors singing this:

It's the eye of the tiger
mmm, mmm ma ma
na na na na na RIVAL!
da daa mmm na ma
mmm mm, THE EYE OF THE TIGER!

And every once and a while, someone will scream "Adrian!" or throw a punch. Which is three-fourths of what I remember about the films other than the homoerotic knee socks:

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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • Sara_Tonin00

    Damn. Just last night missed a trivia question asking what the prediction was when Mr. T was going to fight Rocky (my teammate's answer: "Murder")

    I've never watched the movies. Yeah. I don't feel bad.

    Btw, in *good* musical movie news, Pajiba favorite Anna Kendrick will be in the movie version of "The Last 5 Years"

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt24...

  • Drake

    It is odd that they didn't show a single scene of the characters actually singing. I'm thinking because no matter how good the music is, it just looks ridiculous.

  • Robert

    The creative team behind the musical is legit. I'm waiting to actually see some of the English stage version, not a composer demo played over the German production to judge it.

  • You forgot the best Rocky music moment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Come to think of it, this should have just been Rocky IV The Musical, with no explanation of why we're starting here, except for the soundtrack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    That beach scene in Rocky 3 is magnificent. It's gayer than Top Gun.

    /fap

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