People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different. In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all. Read on!
Joss Whedon switches from comic book nerd to Shakespeare lover for a super low budget take on Much Ado About Nothing.
I didn’t get Much Ado About Nothing. I wanted to. After all, I’m a big fan of Joss Whedon, and many of the actors in the film are favorites of mine. The movie, though, was more of a test of my patience than anything else. I didn’t like its clunky pace, and when you consider it’s a Whedon directed/scripted/produced effort, it’s surprisingly not funny. Even if I tried, I don’t think I could consider Much Ado About Nothing to be anything more than just an amateurish Shakespeare adaptation shot in a house with a few familiar faces.
Can’t win ‘em all.