‘The Sound Of Music Live’ Review: Carrie Underwood Shines As Maria

Thu, December 5, 2013 11:00pm EDT by 469 Comments
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Shavi

Posted at 11:35 PM on June 26, 2014  

I watched it for curiosity . Although I felt like not watching it as I was disappointing from the beginning I watched it to the end !! My daughter started watching it with me and after 15 minutes she walked a way disappointed ! Carie was pretty but she did not have any corresponding facial expressions or emotions during the whole show. It was more like she was trying to remember the lines more than anything. And we all have to agree that “sound of music “is a very emotional film. Lack of emotions from actors will do injustice to the film. And Carie’s pronunciation was too modern and did not match the original story of an Austrian family. And I agree that most of the songs were sung at the wrong scenes !!!

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 10:38 AM on June 27, 2014  

WELL SHAVI THIS NEW VERSION WAS NOT TO BE REPLICA OF JULIE ANDREWS! SHE WAS NOT HER AND DID NOT TRY TO IMITATE HER EITHER! EVERYONE HAS THERE OWN OPINION OF THIS LATEST VERSION! EVEN JULIE ANDREWS DID NOT DO THE ORIGINAL VERSION ANY CREDIT! JULIE ANDREWS WAS A REMAKE OF THE ORIGINAL SCORE! YOU SEEM TO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THIS NEW VERSION WAS NOT TO TRY TO OUT DO THE OTHER VERSION BUT TO GIVE IT PRAISE AND COMPLIMENT! CARRIE UNDERWOOD WAS NOT OUT TO IMITATE IN ANYWAY JULIE ANDREWS! HER FACIAL LOOKS WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THAT OF JULIE ANDREWS BUT OF CARRIE UNDERWOODS OWN LOOKS! I LOVED ALL THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS OF THIS PLAY AND I EVEN ENJOYED THE NEW ONE TOO! THEY ALL GAVE IT A NEW TWIST AND THAT WAS VERY REFRESHING!

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the original was better

Posted at 11:49 PM on June 29, 2014  

Shavi:

As millions of others have said, Carrie Underwood’s facial expressions would be great if you are Spock! Sadly, the new version was an insult to the story, and to all the actors of the stage, television, and movie versions that came before. There was a chance to make “The Sound of Music” refreshing and new, and all they did was drive people away from televised live plays.

I have analyzed the viewing audience, and apparently the audience was like spectators at a bad accident. People watched for a little while, and then left. Had the show actually been good, they would have retained their audience, and maybe even had a larger audience. Maybe next time, when they keep Underwood out of an acting role.

Incidentally, if someone screams at you, just ignore it. That same person screams all the time and is hard to understand because of her all caps.

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Phillip Sutton

Posted at 11:38 AM on April 20, 2014  

Vocally in the wrong gear throughout and such disregard for the phrasing needed in a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical

Amazed the music team allowed this

Finian’s rainbow on broadway falls into the same trap vocally

Too much weight in the voice as the middle is approached

Makes it hard to listen

Audra was superb as always

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 9:00 AM on March 2, 2014  

I NOTICED YOU SPELLED IT WRONG TOO! BUT I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU AGREE SHE DID A GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT! YOU NOW KNOW SHE DID A GREAT JOB!!!!!!! YOU SEE THE LIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD BOY!!!!!!!!!!! NOW YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!!!!!!!!!!

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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 9:32 AM on March 2, 2014  

Elvis:

Your screaming troubles me. Why do you do that? Are you that rude in real life?

I only agreed that she did a “grat” job. Nothing more. As for the rest of your screaming, it is too difficult and painful to read to make any sense of it.

Have a nice day.

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 9:45 AM on March 2, 2014  

WELL IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT I WRITE OR HOW I WRITE IT, THEN DON’T READ IT! SOUNDS PRETTY SIMPLE NOW DOESN’T IT!!!!!!!!!!

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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 9:49 AM on March 2, 2014  

Elvis:

WHAT you write is perfectly fine, especially when you express YOUR opinion as opposed to claiming that others have a specific opinion. As for HOW you write, you make it easy to avoid reading what you write given that the all capitals make it very difficult, if not illegible. But then again, you already knew that, didn’t you?

 
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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 10:50 AM on March 2, 2014  

I CAN SEE YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE LAW OR MUCH OF ANYTHING ELSE!

 
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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 8:58 PM on March 2, 2014  

Elvis:

Why did you scream about the law? That has nothing to do with our conversations.

As for “knowing something,” I know what good acting is, and is not…

 
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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 9:02 PM on March 2, 2014  

WELL YOU MENTIONED ABOUT IT BEING ILLEAGAL! DON’T YOU READ WHAT YOU WRITE AND AS FAR AS KNOWING ABOUT ACTING WELL LETS JUST SAY YOU BETTER NOT QUIT YOUR DAY TIME JOB!!!

 
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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 11:16 AM on March 3, 2014  

Elvis:

You are going to have to show me where I said anything was illegal. While the acting in “The Sound of Music Live” was often weak, or even terrible, I said nothing about anything that was legal related. Of course, if you can show me where I did, then you have a chance to prove me wrong.

 
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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 11:58 AM on March 3, 2014  

I DON’T HAVE TO PROVE ANYTHING TO YOU OR ANYBODY ELSE! YOU ARE A JERK AND YOU PROVE IT EVERY TIME YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH! FACTS ARE FACTS AND YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT! SHE WAS GREAT AND THE POLES PROVE IT! MORE THAN 3 TO 1! THREE BEING GREAT TO YOUR 1! SO YOU LOOSE AGAIN LOOSER! CAN YOU HERE ME NOW?????

 
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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 2:14 PM on March 3, 2014  

Elvis:

You claim I said something about something being illegal. I called you on it, and you now tell me that you do not have to prove that I said something about legalities. Fine. That just means you are a liar and even better, you know you are a liar.

As for polls, you’ll have to show me where the polls say that 75% of all Americans watched “The Sound of Music Live” and liked it. Otherwise, it is just your unsupported word not, as you claim with zero support, facts.

I noticed that you managed to call me a name as well. You know if you scream, lie, call names, and use your opinion as a substitute for facts, it is very difficult to have any kind of credibility with anyone.

You have a nice day!

 
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a fan

Posted at 1:05 PM on March 1, 2014  

I own the dvd and cd and everyone i know who saw it liked it alot. Carrie is a singer first so her acting may not be what everyone was hoping for but overall it was enjoyable. Stephen moyer and the others more than made up for her lack of experience. It must have been difficult enough to do this live. No retakes or reshoots is scary
I want to see more of this kind of entertainment. And more Stephen Moyer too hes handsome talented and a perfect leading man.

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The Original Was Better

Posted at 2:54 PM on March 1, 2014  

How interesting…everyone I know disliked it, from a little to a lot.

Carrie is indeed a singer, and not an actress.

I would love to see this sort of thing – done well. Perhaps next time it will be.

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 4:02 PM on March 1, 2014  

I HVE TO TOTALY AGREE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!! SHE DID A GRAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 8:42 AM on March 2, 2014  

Elvis the Screamer:

For once, I have to agree with you. She did indeed do a “grat” job.

 
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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 8:55 AM on March 2, 2014  

YEA SHE DID A GRAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH AND YES I NOTICED THE TYPO AFTER I SENT IT! (GREAT) IS THAT BETTER FOR YOU MISTER KNOW IT ALL????????????? AS YOU CAN SEE MORE PEOPLE STILL LIKED IT RATHER THAN NOT!!!!!!!!!!! SO THERE I AM SCREAMING IT FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW??????????????? GOOD I AM GLAD WE GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY!!!!!

 
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Bob

Posted at 10:35 PM on February 3, 2014  

If by “TOTALLY AMAZING” you mean “Terrible at acting,” then that is true.

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 8:46 AM on February 4, 2014  

BOB YOU ARE A TOTAL WASTE OF FLESH!!!!!!!!!!!! I YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE THEN KEEP IT TO YOURSELF AND SAY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE FAR FROM BEING AN AUTHORITY ON ANYTHING EXCEPT FOR YOUR OWN HATETRED OF GOOD PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!! GOD CREATED MAN AND MADE A FEW MISTAKES ON THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!! YOU MUST HAVE BEEN ONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 9:02 AM on February 4, 2014  

Elvis the Screamer:

Bob does not hate Carrie Underwood. Neither do I. Hate and enjoyment, or lack of enjoyment, of entertainment are two different things. Bob and I (along with approximately 330 million other Americans), did not enjoy Carrie Underwood’s performance. That is not hate, it is merely avoidance of pain and suffering. Furthermore, when you start insulting others as your only comeback to a comment, you lose all credibility for any position you may have.

 
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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 9:18 AM on February 4, 2014  

I DO NOT YELL FIRST OF ALL!!!!!!!!!!! I WRITE IN CAPS BECAUSE IT IS EASIER TO READ!!!!!!!! NOW THAT WE HAVE THAT SRAIGHTENED OUT,YOUR OPINIONS ARE YOUR OWN AND I CAN RESPECT THAT, BUT YOU ARE NOT A PROFESSIONAL NOR DO YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO DO SO!!!!!!!! YOUR NUMBER OF PEOPLE THEY DIDN’T LIKE IT DOESN’T EVEN COME CLOSE TO THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE IT THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT THE LATEST SURVEY YOU WILL SEE THAT MORE THAN 51% OF THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED SAID IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY 31% DIDN’T LIKE IT AND 16.9% THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! SO YOPUR NUMBERS DON’T MEEN A WHOLE LOT!!!!!!!!!!!! I DO NOT INSULT PEOPLE I JUST STATE FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!! AND SO IF YOU WERE IN SUCH PAIN AND SUFFERING YOU SHOULD NOT WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL CONCLUDE BY ONLY SAYING THAT GOD BE WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU LACK THE REASONING OF A REAL MAN!!!!!!!!!!! NOW YOU CAN TALK AMOUUNG YOURSELVES ALL YOU WANT BECAUSE I WILL NOT WASTE ANYMORE OF MY TIME ON ONE SIDED CLOSED MINDED PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND YOUR FEW FRIENDS ON HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW HERE IS AN INSULT FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE ABOUT AS BRITE AS JUSTIN BIEBER AND MILEY CYRUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 11:12 PM on February 4, 2014  

Elvis:

Your last comment was all in caps with all sorts of exclamation points. I am sorry, but your comment is so difficult to read that I am unable to reply to anything you said. Perhaps if you can use upper and lower case, like normal people.

I already provided you with TONS of evidence that all caps has been studied by numerous scholars, and they have found all caps to be significantly more unreadable than upper and lower case, and caps is consider screaming on the internet. Please stop. Thank you,

 
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startrek1

Posted at 8:59 AM on February 4, 2014  

Now, now, Bob. Just because you and I both thought her acting was awful, which it was, does not mean others find it awful. After all, how many people think WWE wrestling is real, and actually like it? Everyone has their own standards of quality and apparently there are those people who have different, and apparently lower, standards than you and I. I also think that people who are Carrie Underwood groupies are overlooking any flaws in her acting and focusing on her rather than her acting talent…or lack of acting talent.

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tootsie

Posted at 2:38 PM on February 4, 2014  

Carrie was awesome in acting and singing!The movie was terrific! actually more realistic then the 1st one!

 
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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 11:09 PM on February 4, 2014  

Tootsie: Apparently you and I did not watch the same movie. I thought her acting was terrible. She was generally monotone and was not believable in her role, to me. Her singing was decent, but then again, she is a singer, not an actress. What do you mean by “more realistic”/

 
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tootsie

Posted at 8:00 AM on February 5, 2014  

Carrie was told to make it her own for todays generation and she did that and if you would of watched the MAKING OF LIVE YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN ! YOU PROBLEM WAS COMPARING It TO THE MOVIE! It was between stage play and movie with certain things put in and other things taken out! as stated in making BEHIND THE SCENES! This version was more realistic instead of in a fairy book world!

 
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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 9:31 AM on February 5, 2014  

TOOTSIE I CAN SEE YOU ARE A REALIST WHERE OTHERS WEAR BLINDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ONLY CAN SEE WHAT THERE NARROW MIND ALLOWS THEM TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS A SHAME THAT A CHOSEN FEW CAN ONLY FIND NEGATIVE THINGS IN LIFE AND NOT THE POSITIVE LINER THAT WAS INTNDED TO BE SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BEING SO POSITIVE AND CONCICE WITH YOUR COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 8:45 AM on February 5, 2014  

Tootsie:

Yes, what you said makes sense. Much of the music and entertainment today is bland and insipid, seemingly perpetual repeats of the same boring stuff, which is why so little succeeds long-term on television anymore, and Carrie’s acting fit right in with that stereotype.

Actually, I never compared “The Sound of Music Live” to the movie. I watched the show on its own merits, and it made my wife and I so ill, physically, that we had to stop watching it.

As for “realistic,” realism was “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Platoon.” “The Sound of Music Live” may have been more true to the original story than the movie, but that is irrelevant. “The Sound of Music Live” was not entertaining to me, which means it will be forever on my list of television shows to never watch again. I would rather have stomach flu than to watch “The Sound of Music Live” again.

 
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tootsie

Posted at 12:37 PM on February 5, 2014  

That’s your loss AND 44 MILLION LOVED IT!

 
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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 4:17 PM on February 5, 2014  

TOOTSIE, YOU ARE SO RIGHT! MORE PEOPLE LOVED IT THAN DIDN’T! THAT MUST SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE NON LICKERS!!!!!!!!! MAJOTITY WINS IN THIS STATEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! MORE LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 5:39 PM on February 5, 2014  

Tootsie:

Your number is a bit off. Over 44 million people watched a portion of “The Sound of Music Live,” but that does not mean that all 44 million people watched the entire thing. Indeed, if various web sites are to be believed, many people turned the show off after watching ten to fifteen minutes of the show.

As for not wanting to submit myself to the torture of watching the painful performance, I consider it a loss like having a bad tooth pulled. In other words, some things are too painful to bear twice, and for me “The Sound of Music Live” falls in that category.

 
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The Original Was Much Better

Posted at 5:42 PM on February 5, 2014  

Elvis:

It is difficult to read your capital letters, i.e., your screaming, but if I understand you correctly, and I am not sure that I do (it is hard to understand a screamer), you seem to be claiming that more people liked “The Sound of Music Live” than did not like it. I would be pleased to see your support for your statement.

By the way, what does a licker have to do with “The Sound of Music Live”?

 
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tootsie

Posted at 9:31 AM on February 6, 2014  

You had your mind made up before the LIVE SOUND OF MUSIC EVEN STARTED! LIVE SOUND OF MUSIC was from stage play not the movie and if you would watching THE MAKING OF SOUND OF MUSIC you wouldn’t being arguing ! Carrie was not trying to duplicate Julie or Mary Martin! The producers and directors told her to make it hers for the next generation!

 
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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 2:19 PM on January 30, 2014  

SHE IS A TOTALY AMAZING WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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