In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin.
In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that ... See full summary »
The Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror... See full summary »
After completing their job, two ex-cons, are quickly informed that they have assassinated the wrong individual. With the stakes high they must quickly correct their mistake before covers are blown and innocent lives are lost.
Psycho Joe, a petrol-head from Altona, Melbourne, secures employment at a local Supermarket. Here, he meets the over-sexed Dazey. Joe and Dazey form a friendship based on a mutual interest ... See full summary »
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Brilliant young general Macbeth pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim. Spurred on by prophesying drifters and an ... See full summary »
When should we three meet again? In thunder, lightening, or in rain?
When the hurley burley's done. When the battle's lost and won.
That will be ere the set of sun.
Where the place?
Upon the Heath, there to meet with Macbeth.
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Near the very end of the closing credits, the voice of one of the witches can be heard, very faintly whispering, "His issue shall be kings." See more »
Australian production and low budget that ultimately outputs whats been put in.
The actors have done a brilliant job. Their emotions and effort placed into the emphasis and moment are excellent. And the reinterpretation undertaken into a modern day underworld crime syndicate similarity is superb.
Although lacking in some crucial moments of the Shakespearian script, it can be forgiven as this is not your usual stage play. It has been remade to invite not just fans of Macbeth, but perhaps bring in a new source of people who may perhaps prefer a lighter dialog with more modern environments. Perhaps a good way of viewing this is the overview of Macbeth has been superposed on these modern day criminals.
That with the beautiful soundtrack and bone chilling scenes and shootouts, it produces an enthralling and enjoyable movie. That is enjoyed more if a understanding of the original Macbeth is known.
By comparison, one can appreciate and enjoy both. This is definitely a lighter version that the audience can understand, through Macbeth's eyes.
7 out of 10.
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