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Critic Reviews for Xanadu
The acting is wooden, the direction and cinematography confused, the special effects largely out of place, the dramatic interest nonexistent.
Here's another musical mishap that landed on Creative Loafing's list of The 10 Worst Rock Films Ever Made, taking the #3 slot just under Staying Alive and the champ, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Look at Xanadu with an eye toward storytelling superiority and your head will explode. To appreciate the madness within, one must take in the blinding neon sights with an open heart and at least one nostril-coating line of cocaine.
While the movie is every bit as garish and overly shellacked as the other bomb musicals of its era, at least this one looks like irresponsible amounts of money were thrown around.
Audience Reviews for Xanadu
This horribly dated 1980 fantasy is such a trashy mess with no structure that it doesn't surprise me that the script was written during filming, and even if it has some (few) nice songs, it is shocking how they threw so much money into something that looks so tacky and cheap.
Okay, it won't win any awards, but it's fun and it has a good soundtrack. That Dancin' sound is seriously stuck in my head. Why is this soundtrack not on iTunes?? The guy is seriously miscast as a romantic lead, though. They really should have had a rethink on that one. Maybe that's some of the failure with this.
Deliciously bad and campy. An absolute delight!
|Sonny Malone:||Last one in, first one home!|
|Kira:||"I'll love you forever.... I'll love you forever... forever... forever.. forever...."|
|Kira:||I'll love you forever.... I'll love you forever... forever... forever.. forever....|