Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls                "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films                Trailer for "Wonder Wheel" showcases one of Woody Allen's most visual efforts to date                “Blade Runner 2049” and “Jigsaw”: Films to see in October                Hollywood Contenders – A first crack at 2017 Golden Globe predictions        

“Spider-Man” producers shout early reviews are “uncool”


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Producers and spokesmen associated with the as-yet-unopened Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” are lashing out at the multiple critics who panned the show while its still in previews.

“The PILE-ON by the critics was ridiculous and uncalled for. Their actions are unprecedented and UNCOOL,” spokesman Rick Miramontez said in a statement.

“Spider-Man” producer Michael Cohl also weighed in, stating, “Any of the people who review the show and say it has no redeeming value are just not legitimate reviewers, period. … It’s hard to have people that don’t get pop culture reviewing a pop culture event, isn’t it?”

To be fair to the critics that published reviews, they were adhering to the previously announced Feb. 7 opening date for the “Spider-Man” musical. And they were just trying to catch up on the reams of negative press that already has been published regarding the show. In his Hollywood Reporter review, critic David Rooney said that there’s still time left for “tinkering,” but confessed that “the point at which any savvy producer would have sent for script doctors is long past.”

Now, what would you expect the “Spider-Man” producers to say? They have to defend their product.

But the idea that a Broadway producer would go after the theater-critic establishment about the process of reviews – which has to evolve in the age of immediate media – is an interesting point worth discussing. Do you think critics for The New York Times, Variety, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg.com, The Hollywood Reporter, London’s Telegraph and the Washington Post stepped over the line? Or has “Spider-Man” simply dragged its webbed feet long enough, and the production is now fair game?

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

About HollywoodNews.com

Doing our best to bring you "The Pulse of New Hollywood®." Follow us @hollywoodnews

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


UPDATES BY EMAIL

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.