DarkEmeralds (emeraldsedai) wrote,

Little Ado

Upon re-upping the Shakespeare in my Netflix queue after enjoying "Slings & Arrows" for the third time, I came across some one-star reviews of Kenneth Branagh's "Much Ado About Nothing".

(Disclaimer: I love this movie way more than I should.)

We couldn't sit through the first 10 contrived minutes, and decided not to watch this film. It is a very artificial-feeling scene of pastoral merry making on a hillside en plein air against real Tuscan scenery, but characters speaking in poetic verse and theatrical voices (why use a theatre voice outdoors in such place of terrific honest beauty?). i.e. "Hey nonny nonny". This is not for everyone.

a) if you didn't watch it, don't review it.
b) Yes, Shakespeare's characters speak in poetic verse and theatrical voices, and say "hey nonny nonny."
c) if you're going to throw around terms like "en plein air", well...just don't.

And here's another one:

This movie is boring. I couldnt even watch 10 minutes of it. It is hard to understand because they use old renesance talk.

Tags: movies, much ado about nothing, netflix, one-star reviews, reviews
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