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Romeo + Juliet
My only love sprung from my only hate.
In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard's dialogue remains.
So apparently, "the perfect balance between classical and modern" consists of William Shakespeare himself, yelling at you at the top of his lungs while on cocaine and dancing around naked while Baz Luhrmann repeatedly shoots you in the face with his sword-gun.
It's obvious by my one-star rating that I absolutely hated this film. However, I will say now that I don't hate this film because I hate Baz Luhrmann I hate this film because it's awful. I actually liked The Great Gatsby. I had issues with the film as a whole, but I ultimately appreciated the effort Luhrmann gave to adapting the great American novel. Romeo "+" Juliet on the other hand is one of the most sloppy, poorly…
Each year I write and direct a theater production for students aged 12 - 18. We usually have a troupe of some 30 performers; actors, dancers, musicians, all young talents eager to showcase their skills.
I've been doing this for 12 years and the past 12 productions were never based on existing material. This year, however, I decided I'd like to try my hand at adapting a play. For that I chose Romeo and Juliet as I felt the themes to be universal and well suited to transport to a modern setting.
The sad truth is that most students have no idea what he story is all about. So I gathered that perhaps the easiest way to introduce them to…
Romeo oh Romeo...
Romeo+Juliet....how I loathe thee...
Let me count the ways...
Where do I even start? I can literally give an entire commentary on why this pisses me off. I can write essays upon essays on why this just wrong. I can go on for days why Baz does such a horrible job representing Shakespeare. I can probably write a long ass essay for this review, but why waste your time by making myself slip into madness the more I talk about this travesty? I just hate this with every fiber of my being. I never realized how much I hated this before, but on this rewatch (committed against my will) I really fucking hate this movie. Now, I…
Probably Leonardo's most underrated and underappreciated performance of his career. He was fantastic. Claire Danes was great as well.
Calling Romeo + Juliet unique would be an understatement. Everyone is at least familiar with the story of Romeo & Juliet, its been told countless times. Well, its never been told like this haha. We get the William Shakespeare dialogue but everything else is completely different. Luhrmann managed to take a classic tale and do a complete 180 with it while still keeping the story itself the same. R + J is silly and pretty strange. But I enjoyed the heck out of it. I can see this film really growing me as time goes on. I won't be surprised if I full on love this film after another watch or two.
Do not watch this movie.
Somewhere in England, Shakespeare is turning in his grave.
I wanna make out with skinny fetus leonardo dicaprio in a swimming pool
i love this movie with all my heart
Ich muss sagen ich hab was anderes erwartet. Ich wusste zunächst gar nichts über den Film und war extrem überrascht das er zum einen in der moderne spielt und zum anderen den original Text von Shakespeare benutzt.
Doch die Mischung funktioniert und der Film startet äußerst lustig und schon fast zu albern, wird dann aber doch schnell ernst und fällt leider nach dem Treffen von Romeo und Julia stetig ab.
Zum Ende hin hat der Film auch seinen Humor verloren und ist sehr überzogen. Meiner Meinung nach schade, da man den lustigen Anfang hätte durchhalten können. Deshalb keine wirkliche Empfehlung außer man hat lust auf was " Besonderes".
Micro con with Paige pt 1
So, this film isn't normally something I'd watch. It was unique and incredible in terms of pretty much every element.
haven't watched this since i studied R+J for GCSE and my god i loved it then but dang it's powerful. All the performances are so so top notch.
i forgot how shitty this movie is
This isnt even comically bad its just plain awful
For some reason, I never watched it at the time and I can probably understand the nostalgic appeal, particularly to fans of Leo's growing up at the time. I actually thought Leo and Danes were good. I kinda hated the yell Shakespeare really loudly gig though.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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