tick, tick...BOOM!

tick, tick...BOOM! ★★★

This is one of those films that is so clearly intended for extreme musical theater lovers to go head over heels for and despite the fact that I’m not in that demographic, I did find myself enjoying many scenes and found the big, cartoonish performance of Andrew Garfield to be very entertaining. He’s really the core of this film as he carries it on his shoulders, delivering the level of enthusiasm that the film’s tone is going for. All of the songs have that Lin-Manuel Miranda vibe to them and while they are energetic and clever, I can’t say that it’s the type of music that I listen to or find myself connecting with. It’s this large combination of intriguing history and imaginative liveliness that you can really come to expect. A crowdpleaser at its most animated, and while I can’t say it’s something that’ll stick with me it is something to enjoy.

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