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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…
Do not watch this movie.
Somewhere in England, Shakespeare is turning in his grave.
If I wanted to watch Shakespeare for Kids, I'd have watched The Lion King.
How to fuck up Shakespeare? Ask Baz Luhrmann because he certainly knows how. I hate this and I can go on to list it all. But I'd rather not spend time on all that is wrong. It's easy just to list what is right, Nothing.
One of my favourite movies. I know its much maligned but the hyperactive direction, action, pacing and incredible soundtrack make this a movie that I could watch every day for the rest of my life.
'Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.'
Do I like cheeseburgers? Of course.
Do I like liquid chocolate? Definitely.
Do I like cheeseburgers bathed in liquid chocolate? Fuck no. Gross.
Do I like Shakespeare's characters? I love them.
Do I like Hawaiian shirts? Well, if they're worn on the beach, sure.
Do I like Shakespeare's characters wearing Hawaiian shirts on the beach? Fuck no. Gross.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE TO DEATH. Nothing and nobody can make me see anything bad about it. I love Leonardo Di Caprio as Romeo forever and always.
A visually stunning adaptation of Shakespeare's play. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Classic flashy Baz. The story and style/rhythm don't blend well
Baia baia con que de aqui saliste chiquita mi amor Exit Music (for a film) <3
This is pretty much the most 90s thing I've ever seen. And not in a good way.
I appreciate what Luhrmann is trying to do and I think it's absolutely worth studying, but I don't like this film. You might if you don't find the pacing as nauseating as I did.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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