1.22.2007

Love's Labor's Lost

This is an awful movie. It really is. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had expected the singing and dancing when I went in, but I went in expecting a normal, traditional Kenneth Brannagh true to form Shakespeare movie. Instead, it tries to be a throwback to all the musicals with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire and all the singing and Dancing. It's awful. He took out something like 2/3s of the original Shakespeare. I have to give some credit though because the acting isn't horrible and the singing in and of itself isn't bad. It's just that it really doesn't belong. Maybe if the singing had had the words of Shakespeare, but it's just old songs being thrown in.

It just had so much potential that it threw away.

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