Hamlet ★★½

Shakespeare is not my favorite. I enjoy his plots and themes more than his actual prose. So If I'm going to get into a Shakespeare adaptation, I'm going to need a hook. Hamlet present Hamlet verbatim but set in modern time (the year 2000 in this case). The performances are fine (some are even good), but the movie does not have a lot going for it in the first half. It picks up the pace in the second half, both in plot and visual stroytelling, but the slow start kept from me from fully getting into Hamlet.

My goal in 2022 is to watch as many Ethan Hawke movies as I can. This is #2.