Essay about Much Ado About Nothing Movie Review

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Much Ado About Nothing Movie Review


Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves,
Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Briers, Brian Blessed,
Michael Keaton, Ben Elton

Running Time: 1hr 5mins



Introduction
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If you're studying the Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing, be
sure to watch Kenneth Branagh's interpretation of this play. This film
will provide you with an enhanced understanding of the play. Although,
it is misleading at times, this version of the play will keep you
fully entertained for the full 111 minutes and provide you with extra
knowledge of the play.

Casting

The majority of the cast was well selected, and
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Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson perform well as Benedick and
Beatrice. They portray their characters well, especially Emma Thompson
as Beatrice. She really portrays Beatrice's upset and anger, at the
fact that Hero's has been slandered, well. Her acting really allows to
you to understand why Beatrice is so distraught.

I feel that Robert Sean Leonard's acting was quite poor. He was unable
to portray Claudio's true feelings. At moments in the film, when
Claudio was supposed to be really worried and upset, Robert Sean
Leonard made it seem as if Claudio was just pretending to be upset.
This gives a false impression to the audience who may think that
Claudio was not actually concerned. However, in the wedding scene, he
portrayed Claudio's anger, brilliantly. It really allowed the audience
to see why Claudio would be so angry about being deceived.

Dogberry was played by Michael Keaton, who I feel did a brilliant job
in depicting Dogberry as the village idiot. I feel he was really able
to show that Dogberry was meant to be stupid, and this was done well
in the scenes where Dogberry and Verges galloped around on imaginary
horses.

Location

Much Ado About Nothing was filmed in Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany and
the setting was really bright and open. The fact that it was bright
and sunny made it, automatically, seem as if everybody was happy. The…