Tuesday, October 25, 2011

He probably has his reasons.

This weekend's big geek news item was the announcement that Joss Whedon has made a mysterious adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. I'm not sure why Whedon was compelled to film it in secret, and I'm even less sure why he chose the dorky promotional image featured above.

However, I am not the best person to judge. As far as I'm concerned, no one should bother filming Much Ado About Nothing at all. Seriously, I cannot stand that play. Stories about wronged women suffering in silence are one of my least favorite things, so all the Hero-and-Claudio scenes leave me nauseated, and I've always found Benedick and Beatrice's "merry war" take on flirtation insanely irritating. (On the up side, at least they deserve each other...)



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