Written July 25, 2013
Study Shakespeare's play a bit before you go, (even if you're familiar, a refresher will enhance enjoyment) and drink deep of this strong dose of style. Simply and well directed, multiple stunning acting performances. Intriguing! Very glad that this engaging and fresh project made it to big movie theaters, and not just film festivals. Rating this "GO" because it's more fascinating than it is excellent, but it is a film worth your time.
Written July 01, 2013
English teachers everywhere, rejoice! Joss Whedon reminds us why Shakespeare is great in a fresh production of Much Ado that - gasp- a contemporary audience can relate to. Beautifully conceived in black and white, the viewer feels like he is a guest at a really cool house party. Although I like Nathan Fillion, I wasn't sure that Dogberry could really be worthy of all the critics' praise . He absolutely is - what a scene-stealing performance! He mops up the floor with Michael Keaton's take on the role in the earlier film. Go, enjoy!
Written October 28, 2012
Great show, up close and in the Globe Theater. The show was beautiful. To see the Globe theater during a show was wonderful. The story was great and the audience interaction with the actors added much to the enjoyment of the show.
Written June 22, 2013
This is funny, clever, and absolutely delightful. Amy Acker should get an oscar. She was fabulous.
Written June 08, 2013
Cast was pretty good. Some of the acting was forced, but Whedon makes it work. fun movie especially if you like the Whedon "usual suspects".