I love how I keep making posts that no one cares about lol.
So, I watched Heathers the other week, which is such a fucked up movie but it’s such a good movie at the same time. Winona Ryder is such a timeless actress. I basically loved this movie, but I’m kinda annoyed that they’re making a modern TV version, because bringing something like that in to 2018 is just calling for controversy. Solid 8/10 if you don’t think about how offensive and messed up it was. It was 1989, people! And I lowkey think I’m in love with JD which says a lot about me that I already knew but is very fucking alarming.
There’s also a musical version in the West End starring Carrie Hope Fletcher this year, which I really really want to watch but oh well. But I heard that the soundtrack is bomb AF, so I decided to react to it because, as always, I need new music, and I haven’t posted in a while. So!
Good intro song with a lot of exposition 😉 *thumb up* Amazing vocals, I can already tell from this, that it’s kinda different from the original. Oh, boy. It’s like half song/half dialogue and I can’t tell what I think about it. It’s basically the backstory we never had… and didn’t need lol. 7/10
- Candy Store
Okay, wow, so sassy, I love. Again, vocals are off the charts and very musical-esque which I also love. We’re gonna ignore the use of the word p*ssy because I hate that word so much, as this song is so good and catchy and I just love it. 8/10
- Fight For Me
Lol, Bohemian Rapsody vibes, off the bat. I think this is when Veronica first meets JD? Very slow, it’s nice I guess. 80s vibes for sure. Lol, whenever I think the beat is gonna pick up, the tune changes. Eh, it’s okay. 6/10
- Freeze Your Brain
OMG, it’s a JD song. Oh. My. Days. They have a whole song about the slushy scene, what?? That’s such an odd thing to make a song about. I guess the scene was pretty cute, though. Vocals, hello! Damn son! Okay, JD’s backstory about his mum. Honestly, I was looking at a 5/6 until those vocals hit. 7/10
- Big Fun
80s, hello. Oh, this is Kurt and Ram. 😕 This has to be the party scene. Super boppy. To be honest, the backing vocals make it for me. Watch how I sing “Big fun, big fun!” Out of nowhere, lol. Okay, they bigged up the note thing. Eh, it’s a musical, what did I expect? OKAY, I JUST HEARD “CHING CHANG CHINGITY CHANG CHOOWOP” from You’re The One I Want from Grease (fave musical, I can’t lie), or I really am going deaf. 7/10
- Dead Girl Walking / (Reprise)
Ooh, we’re going dark now? Okay, I think Heather Chandler has died? Or Veronica is planning her death? I can’t tell. Oh… it’s about Heather and Veronica’s fight. And Veronica and JD having sex, okay, cool then. But, why is Veronica going to JD’s room instead of vice versa, how it was in the movie? That takes away from his original creepiness, ugh. The reprise is good juxtaposition to the original, and I love it just as much. OOH, it’s the boiler room scene, yes! 7/10
- Me Inside Of Me
Okay, this is after Heather C’s murder, Ronnie is writing her suicide note. Why is it slow and sad? It should be fast-paced and tense. Lol, they included the myriad thing. The lyrics do not suit the song, which I guess is the theme of the musical in general. You know, I’m still confused how Veronica never got clocked, like ?? YES, they’re quoting the movie! 6/10
I’m guessing it’s about Veronica, as blue is her signature colour. OKAY EW NOT WHAT IT WAS ABOUT! OMG NO I HATE THESE LYRICS! BUT THE SONG JUST HAS TO BE GOOD! Just listen to it, and you’ll know exactly why I’m like ugh. XS 4/10
- Our Love Is God
JD planning Kurt and Ram’s murders, okay. Another slow song, alright. Oh, my days, don’t give JD unnecessary sympathy, to make his actions okay. YASS, THEY PLAYED ON THE ICONIC “chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling”. So many iconic lines, man. As usual, amazing vocals, I can’t get over. Oh the infamous “ich lug” bullets. Lol, JD’s history isn’t even correct, I can’t believe Veronica believed him. 6/10
- My Dead Gay Son
Oh, boy. At least there were signs of LGBT+ approval in the late 80s, even though they were scared about AIDS and shit. *rolls eyes* This song is way too upbeat. 5/10
- Seventeen / (Reprise)
Wow, this song is so beautiful. Never thought I would say that about a song from this musical, lol. This is the one thing missing from the OG movie, a scene of Veronica properly talking to JD about his problems. The reprise is just as nice (well slightly less as good as the orignal) but it reminds me of what happened to JD, and considering I’m lowkey in love with the sociopath, it still upsets me. CoNtRaVeRsAl, but I genuinely think JD had feelings for Veronica, he was just too messed up to love her properly. An actual tear-jerker. :’)
- Shine A Light / (Reprise)
Ew. Miss Fleming. Enough said. 3/10
Tense. It’s decent, I guess. I’m not sure what part of the movie this is about. I don’t even know who sings this, might be Heather McNamara. 4/10
- Kindergarten Boyfriend
I think this is before Martha’s attempted suicide. This may or may not be about Ram, which was not insinuated in the movie, at least for me, so. *shrugs* it might be added to the musical, for extra drama and sympathy. 5/10
- Yo Girl
Hmm… I don’t know how I feel about this. Oh, this must be Heather C, Ram and Kurt as ghosts in Ronnie’s head. Nice touch. Lol, when Veronica realises that JD is loco. I gotta say, whoever is playing Veronica in these audios sounds very eerily similar to Winona Ryder in the movie and I’m living for it. 6/10
- Meant To Be Yours
Okay, the bomb plan. JD just went crazy here, and I was lowkey living for it. Damn… “tonight our school is Vietnam”… ah. Ronnie’s fake suicide was so smart, love that. I’m also living for this dark humour, lol. Standard for me. : )
- I Am Damage
Woah, this is like another Seventeen / Love Is God Reprise. Aw, this is so sad man, this scene got me good. JD might have been my favourite character, and it just hurt to see him blow himself up. 😦 Lol “say hi to God”. That was cold, Ronnie. 9/10, purely as an RIP to JD (even though the actor who played him says that JD didn’t die, but for the sake of it, let’s say he did).
Oh yeah, apparently Yellow Sound Label owns the music, so there you go!
If you haven’t watched Heathers, the movie, definitely do. It’s so good, but you might have to stop being a moraled millennial for a few hours. And if you get a chance to watch the musical, don’t tell me or I will get extremely jealous! Just Kidding! Kinda. 🙂