Thursday, 20 June 2013

Much Ado About Nothing Review


Shakespeare‘s film adaptations can easily land into lecture territory instead of entertainment territory, focusing on the bard’s magical language and dramatics but not focusing on the fact they are meant to be enjoyed. Joss Whedon has lent his talents to adapting Billy’s words in his back garden on his twelve days off from The Avengers but that’s like a fact. It’s added pleasure to the film, knowing that he and his friends gather regularly in his house, in his garden and sometimes perform readings of Shakespeare for fun. This is where this film came from – back garden readings brought to life by the push of his wife, Kai Cole. Now we set foot into the life of Joss Whedon with him, through the play and in black and white to enjoy the magic of adaptation.

My Much Ado About Nothing review on Cinema Sauce.