Based on 16 votes and 7 reviews
To those for whom Elizabethan English is but a foreign language, then this performance is not for you. For while the setting has been updated to the contemporary, the wonderful wit and whimsical poetry remains true to its origins. And unfortunately, understanding the vernacular and its context requires more than a casual effort. With that said, I did enjoy this adaptation. The updated setting was interesting and while some of the performances were uneven, Amy's portrayal of Beatrice carried the film and Alexis' Benedict is a capable foil for her. It was also great fun to see a whole bunch of actors, who are well known for their other roles both past and current, take on the Bard, for w
Well, what can I say, this one is an acquired taste to be sure,and I don't recommend it to anyone unless you are a dyed in the wool Shakespeare fanatic. I could not follow anything that was going on and the characters were totally unreachable. I don't know, if you are a fan of this sort of thing than go for it, but otherwise save your money and give it a miss.
Left after 35 minutes - worst movie ever. Would like to give it zero stars but the lowest rating is one star.
Whedon+Shakespeare=Brilliance! Much Ado might be The Bard's fluffiest play, but it's ribald and riotous and Joss Whedon gets that. His take may have been shot on a shoestring but the cast if terrific, the setting (Whedon's house!) is cool and the idea that all these machinations take place around a boozy party makes them feel all the more real. Also, no plummy British accents! Best movie of the year, so far!
If your a fan of Shakespeare this is a must see! Joss Whedon's take on this classic with his brilliant ability to add hidden humour and amazing castings prove brilliant!
It took about 10 minutes of hard concentrating before I was able to fully understand the manner of speech, but after that - it was just awesome. Worth the work of listening hard and grappling with the dialogue.