Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Film Review: Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Four out of five stars
Rated PG-13

Okay, so when I heard that one of my favorite directors was doing another film adaptation of my favorite Shakespearean work, and that the actor who portrayed everyone's favorite S.H.I.E.L.D.  agent would be playing a part in it, I admit I obsessed over it for about six months. Stalking my iTunes store "new release" list, watching YouTube (I know, if I found it I would be watching it illegally....), and Netflix.
But eventually, life trudged on (as is this post, I do apologize and I'll get to it soon) and I forgot about the thing entirely.
So, it took me by surprise when I was searching for a movie to watch last Friday night, there it was! I promptly purchased it.
Yes, yes, yes! Elements that make this  movie interesting include (but are not limited to...)
* It's in black and white
* It still follows (almost word for word) Shakespeare's original script--
*Although it was set in modern times!!
*And strangely, it works!!!

And these actors were perfect in their roles. Nathan Fillion as Dogberry. I never thought I would be happy with any other actor besides Michael Keaton in this role, but I was mistaken. I think both actors are equally suited to this role.
(He has most of my favorite lines in MAAN)
See? Doesn't he just look a little bit ridiculous?

 Erm, I mean Leonato ...
He just made me happy in this role. That is all.

This is hands down, the funniest scene in the film. I laughed hysterically both times I watched it. (Yes, I watch movies two times in the same number of days sometimes... I wouldn't want to review a movie I've only seen once, I may not give a complete review!) 

In conclusion, this movie has a PG-13 rating for a reason folks, aside from the adult themes of extra-marital sex, Joss did maybe take it a bit to far with those scenes, if you know what I mean. But they are easily skipped, and not much is missed by way of conversation. The plot is still easily followed. I heartily agree with it's rating. 
Now, get watching!!

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