The Best and Worst Moments from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake
Let's do the time warp again, shall we?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again premiered on Fox Thursday night (Oct. 20).
Even though the show earned a "rotten" 32 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, there were a few bright moments in the mostly dull two hours.
From Laverne Cox's gorgeous Dr. Frank-N-Furter, to Victoria Justice's Janet and everything in between, here are the best and worst moments.
Best: Victoria Justice's Earnestness
In her opening number, Victoria Justice's Janet Weiss is sweet. By the end, she's downright sexy. And Justice gives her all to Janet, in another attempt to shed her Disney past. Watch "Dammit Janet" below.
Best: Tim Curry's Narration
Tim Curry, the original Dr. Frank-N-Furter, returned in the role of "narrator." He even spoke/sang a few lines of "Let's Do the Time Warp Again" and a few of the other tunes. It's a highly effective tribute to Curry. And it allowed the actor into the remake without the role being too gimmicky. See a clip of his first appearance below.
Best: Laverne Cox
Beginning with her entrance to "Sweet Transvestite" and her Grace Jones-esque voice, Laverne Cox nailed the part of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. In an interview with Billboard, the Orange Is the New Black actress revealed this would be her "singing debut to the world," and it was the best part of the remake. Plus, the costume department dressed her in absolutely fabulous costumes. Watch her sing "Sweet Transvestite" below.
Best: Adam Lambert's "Hot Patootie"
Best: Laverne Cox's "I'm Going Home"
Yes, we already named her the best in general, but you could feeling the longing in her voice in this perfect solo. Watch a clip of it below.
Worst: Laverne Cox's British Accent
While she was fabulous in every other way, the accent wasn't needed. Could they have just had her sing the whole time?
Worst: The Overall Blandness
The singing was great, the actors were pretty, and nothing was terrible. But the close-to-word-for-word remake of the original fell flat on the screen. Unfortunately, Let's Do the Time Warp Again failed to capture the "so bad it's good" essence of its predecessor.