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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Review: Zip and Wick #72: Endings (Fringe 2011)

Reviewed by Janis Kirshner

It started out a somewhat promising story about superheroes… Zip (Jenna Gogan) finally makes her way up to the high Paris loft, where we find Wick (Greg Van de Mark).
Zip: I’m really tired.
Wick: So am I.
Zip: Why, did you fly here?

They’re antagonistic enemies, but we feel the sparks between them. (Pun intended- Zip can fly and Wick can create fire.) It’s the end of the world, as created by those pesky humans, and Zip and Wick have now lost their superpowers.

The company is trying hard, but come across as young and loud (shouting doesn’t make a line more meaningful). Over the course of 45 minutes (it feels longer), Z & W share some politics-lite, a sprinkling of regret, a handful of clichĂ©s and some human-envy after all.
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1 comment:

  1. We had a lot of fun creating Zip & Wick, I am glad you enjoyed the antagonistic chemistry between the actors. Zip & Wick is about using the Superhero genre to question what it means to be human and express the feelings we all have of being an outsider. I would be really interested to hear more specific criticism of the script.

    Thank you for reviewing our show.



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