Friday, June 7, 2013

Movie Review: "Much Ado About Nothing"

Director, Joss Whedon's follow-up to The Avengers is a modern day, black-and-white adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, while the film is not the ideal follow-up, in my personal opinion, it was obviously made with lots of energy and care.  Whedon and his cast of regulars mange to evoke what makes the Shakespearean text so beloved by many by doing a straight interpretation that does not change any of the Bard's words.  While it's often difficult to decipher and understand, particularly when talking about Lords and Princes in modern day Los Angeles, Whedon's decision to do a modern interpretation of the material seems like a sheer stroke of genius when you realize that the play's jokes on romance, and the cynicism of Hero and Benedict, are timely in a modern world where irony and cynicism rule our own love lives.

I give Much Ado About Nothing a B-!

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