Much Ado About Everything (Which Turns Out To Be Something In The End); A Film Criticism

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MUCH ADO ABOUT EVERYTHING (which turns out to be something in the end)
A Film Criticism
Rata Pengmeesri 5440760622
In the year 2012, one of the most popular flm which also earn quite an income from the box offce was non other than Marvel's 'The Avengers', a movie about the assemble of Marvel Comic's superheroes. Who would have known that the director who directed this hollywood blockbuster is the same guy who directed this adapted screenplay of William Shakespeare's comedic play, "Much Ado About Nothing". Moreover, he had directed varies different small projects before and after this grand blockbuster, which shows that although he had directed big budget flms, he can always come back and do small, and meaningful, flms. This flm adaptation features a couple of people who had worked with the director before in his previous flms (The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods etc.) such as ; Clark Gregg, Amy Acker and Fran Kranz, along with some new and rising actors. Joss Whedon, Director, had been working on this movie for only 12 days during his break from directing The Avengers and used his home in California as a locale for the whole event, yes, one location for the whole movie. This movie is a contemporary remake of Shakespeare's classic and gave it a nostalgic touch by releasing it in Black and White. The story is about a group of people putting their effort into match-making two couples while others tried to break them apart. The movie brings the classic back to life by setting it in modern day California where men wear suits and woman run in high heels. This adaptation brings out the comedic side of the play as well as the tragic side and blended together in a way that it's not too heavy nor too light for the audience. In simple words, Beautiful tragedy is what this is. A very entertaining and heart-warming flm, indeed.
The title, Much Ado About Nothing, tells us that all the fuss they are doing will either end in vain or does not cause much of anything. The whole plot of this movie, in a nutshell, is basically people trying to bring two people (Beatrice and Benedick), who hated each other before they even met, together and for them to get married. The plot is very simple yet it does not fail to contain basic elements of a romantic comedy genre such as love scenes and the 'Big-misunderstanding-scene-right-before-the-big-event' scene (In this case, the wedding scene between Hero and Claudio). The plot and some other aspects of the movie may be a little cliche because it was an adaptation of a classic play in which many movies had based their plot upon but the director has put it in a way in which it's not as cheesy as people might think it is. The mixing between contemporary locale and props with the original scripts blended well together in such ways that does not seem a bit odd for people in modern outfts to be speaking in Shakespearian English. Although the lines were spoken with full emotions, which makes the characters more realistic, the...

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