Tiffany A. Rekem
The Harvard Crimson spoke with Malek, Mazzello, and Lee about their experience making the film, which features recreations of numerous Queen performances.
As J.T.’s attempts at political activism play out on screen, it becomes clear that he has taken on too much too fast too soon. This attempt to tackle Trump, #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, gun violence, and anti-Muslim discrimination in one four-minute music video is not tasteful.
Linklater does well to evoke outrage with a whipping reminder that the American government can simultaneously have its people’s best and worst interests in mind.
“There’s some thematic overlap between theories,” said Martinez on the ideas upon which the pieces were based. “Theories” made these overlaps apparent using unconventional methods. What resulted was an uncommon perspective crafted by student choreographers that demonstrated a living relationship between scientific concepts and artistic expression.
What has contributed to the historic success of “Pirates of Penzance” is its ability to evoke lighthearted laughter from every audience member regardless of age, external circumstances, or political climate.