I’m back with another series of movie reviews for you guys! I watched two adaptations of a classic Shakespeare play (which I thoroughly loved) and then yesterday, I watched a horror flick with my friend. I must be rambling again. Anyway, movie reviews!
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Briers, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Michael Keaton
I absolutely adore this adaptation. Emma Thompson delivered Beatrice’s character with much brio and her undeniably charming chemistry with Kenneth Branagh is just. I also adore the setting, and I think the casting was perfect.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Sean Maher, Nathan Fillion
I like how Whedon thinks about out-of-the-box. He switched up some roles, modernised the setting and costume and everything, and surprisingly, it works. I must say though that I felt some of the characters were quite dull particularly with the leads. There was also a lot of alcohol being passed around? Other than that, the cinematography was brilliant and I also love that it’s in black and white.
I Declare War (2012)
Directed by: Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson
Starring: Siam Yu, Gage Monroe, Michael Friend, Aidan Gouveia, Mackenzie Munro
This film is completely absurd — and not the good kind. I liked the idea of playing war in the forest, but the way these kids acted really bothered me. And were those real firearms? Anyway, I did like the action for the most part.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Directed by: James Ponsoldt
Starring: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley
I loved single nook and cranny of this film. From the directing to the score to the cast — EVERYTHING. The natural chemistry between Teller and Woodley is spectacular. I also think this is one of Woodley’s more genuine and stripped down roles to date. I’m a bit unsatisfied with the ending though.
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Starring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Katee Stockhoff
Easily one of the best movies I have ever seen, and also one of the creepiest films I’ve ever seen. The hallucinations were pretty crazy and I found myself squirming every single time. I love the lead actors especially Karen Gillan. She was just fabulous. And with the way things ended, it seems like this is going to be a franchise of some sort which I’m so stoked about.