>it makes no sense
>all the words are nonsense
>the action is shit
whydid I waste my time?
is this online yet? i want to see it so bad and no theater is showing it near me.
>mfw Swans in the trailer
Usually I'd agree with you, but this is Shakespeare. Ya cant just put hillbilly accents and 3 word sentences.
>The cinematic surprise of 2015 is Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel. Shakespeare’s intimate political intrigue is filmed as a global visionary tragedy. Kurzel depicts Scotland’s eleventh-century history while alluding to our millennial disillusionment (“I feel now the future in the instant”).
>Kurzel’s harsh, violent images link to 300: Rise of an Empire, transforming pop myth through breathtaking poetry. Both Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard look archetypal: His ruddy skin, facial scruff, scared eyes, and a smile not to be trusted complement her deep-set stare with blue eyeshadow beneath a pearl corona. Their scheming and anguish derive from deep suffering, sufficient to explain their moral fall. By literalizing “Screw your courage to the sticking post, and we’ll not fail,” Kurzel makes the play as sexual as 300, and the tragedy becomes, all the more, a human and affecting tale of ambition vs. conscience. (The mob hailing Macbeth ironically resembles the people wall-mugging in the background of today’s politicians.)
>At this moment of political division and partisan suspicion, Macbeth is a perfect vehicle to wake the biased, dehumanizing conscience, to show the worst of others in ourselves. That’s what makes Fassbender and Cotillard’s unorthodox performances so beautiful. His talent for decadent menace and her gift for wounding sorrow deliver a poetic effect even when they use contemporary cadence on the blank verse. Jed Kurzel’s shrieking, moaning strings and booming percussion — this is the year’s best music score — add tactile effect to already expressive images: The forest killings of Macduff’s family and Banquo are worthy of The Conformist, and Paddy Considine as Banquo’s ghost is unforgettable.
>Justin Kurzel’s intense understanding of the play’s essence is apparent in the welts on the witches’ faces, Macbeth’s catching embers in his hand, the revelatory edit during Lady Macbeth’s monologue, and the close-up that makes Macbeth’s “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow” despair immersive. This is the most imaginative Shakespeare film in years, as we await Julie Taymor’s wonderful unreleased A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
To be fair, Fassbender had no idea how to pronunciate Shakespeare correctly
So a lot of it made less sense that it should have.
Should have gotten an actual stage actor like Branagh
Sure, if you wanna go full ham
>Shakespeare isn't meant to played hammy
What's your favorite Shakespeare film adaptation, lads?
Pic possibly related.
I watch this one every spring when the weather starts to turn nice, top comfy.
>bothering to adapt Macbeth again when we've already best blessed with perfection
Because I had never even heard of the play, let alone read it. Supporting actors like Nesbitt, Chastain, Cox were amazing.
God, I wish this had been made with an actual budget
Everyone's performance is staggering. If it had been lit and shot better than an average 1990s BBC TV show it would've dominated.
Still so unbelievably good.
>see Gerard Butler performing Shakespeare
>expect the worst
>he actually kills it
That whole cast was fantastic actually, Brian Cox sinks his teeth into that dialogue with such gleeful relish it's just a delight to watch. And of course Finnes is a titan as the lead.
I'm a fucking pleb but you sir, god.
It was a great movie, great adaptation, great acting, and great fucking cinematography.
Go watch newest "swords in space" or whatewer this shit s called.