Geek icon Joss Whedon takes on The Bard in Much Ado About Nothing and creates a Shakespearean comedy/tragedy for the modern era. Fans of Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers) may not appreciate his stylistic black and white updating of the classic play, but they will surely appreciate the use of a cast which includes Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher (Serenity, Firefly), Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof (Angel), and Clark Gregg (The Avengers).
Whedon himself, after fording a number of questions at Austin’s indie film festival SXSW about why he decided to do Shakespeare, ended up saying that the answer should be clear once audiences saw his movie. I took that to mean, after watching the film, that Shakespeare’s genius is just as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago.
Whedon has set the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing in modern times because Shakespeare’s perception of love, »
- Matt Joseph
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