Acaila wrote:What parts of it didn't you get?
While I think Jerome Pradon is terrible in it, I'll always choose the 2000 movie over the original movie. Seeing that put me off the show nearly for life!
Hehe, I've heard good things about JCS for quite a long time but only actually decided to watch the movie when I found that Jerome Pradon was in it.
...well that's not entirely true. I watched it a few years ago (when I had no idea who Jerome Pradon is) but didn't finish for some reason I can't remember. Then I just forgot about it. Having watched it in its entirety now I'm completely hooked, though I did scream "this is not the Marius I used to love!" almost every time Jerome Pradon appeared.
I know JCS is basically a modern retelling of the last week of Jesus' life, but I don't understand what they're trying to do with this. I mean it's not likely that ALW and Tim Rice only did it because it looks cool. Telling the same story in a different manner is not really that exciting. It's a creative attempt but only to a limited extent. I don't know if there's anything they're trying to establish
with JCS. For example I kind of have the feeling that this show can be considered as an apology for Judas, as it gives considerable attention to his emotional dilemma. Also I guess the modern setting is probably suggesting something in the same way the DTC modern Les Mis does. I don't know exactly what is implied but the general thought is that what happened in the past is happening again today and probably will still happen in the future.
I'm probably overthinking too much but I really want to know what's the point of this show.
TheRandomPhangirl wrote:It's just a retelling of The Passion, isn't it? Only with rock music, and Jesus and Judas have some serious UST going on.
I haven't watched either film or the arena tour thing with Ben Forster, admittedly, so I can't compare. I have, however, seen the Regent's Park Open Air version, starring Declan Bennet and Tyrone Huntley (and David Thaxton as Pilate with some MCR-level eye makeup), and it floored me.
I've heard many good things about this production and it's already on my to-watch list.
Watching JCS on stage must be super fun. As far as I know this show has no "standard" production, which means almost every production is non-replica, so there's always something new to look for!
On a random note - I think Drew Sarich would be a really good Judas, though he plays Jesus in most of the videos I've found.