If you were Joss Whedon, coming off Marvel’s The Avengers (the third-highest-grossing movie ever), what would you do next? Shakespeare, of course. Whedon talked a few actor pals into his Santa Monica home and spent 12 days shooting a shoestring update of Much Ado About Nothing, in black-and-white, yet. Did his management team not stage an intervention? Luckily, no. Much Ado might make fans of Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly think they’ve wandered into the wrong cabin in the woods. But lovers of the Bard are in for an exhilarating surprise. Even iambic pentameter can’t trip up Whedon. Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof make quick-witted sparring partners as Beatrice and Benedick. Nathan Fillion mines comic gold as Dogberry, the prototypical dumb cop. And Jillian Morgese is innocence incarnate as Hero, a bride-to-be for Claudio (Fran Kranz) until the evil Don John (Sean Maher) sullies her virginal rep. Love is tested by threats of death. If you want more details, grab Cliffs Notes. Better yet, check out the movie. Whedon, without skimping on the tale’s tragic undercurrents, has crafted an irresistible blend of mirth and malice.
Much Ado About Nothing
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker
- Directed by Joss Whedon
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Around the Web
Men's Journal12 Things Everyone Should Know About Vaginas
The Daily Beast20 Things You Didn’t Know About Pulp Fiction
SalonThe 13 Most Cringeworthy Sex Scenes in ‘Girls’
The Daily BeastInside New York’s Most Elite Sex Party
Salon10 Songs with Hidden Drug References
Men's Journal7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook in 2015
- 15 Best Lines From Justin Bieber's Roast
- Rolling Stones Announce Summer Tour, 'Sticky Fingers' Reissue
- Bloodied Van Halen Play Wild, Reckless Set on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
- 10 Things We Learned From Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'
- 5 Things We Learned From 'Walking Dead''s Season 5 Finale
- 'WWE Raw': Brock Lesnar vs. the World
- Hear Leonard Cohen Cover George Jones' 'Choices' at a Stunning Soundcheck
- Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles