Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The world must be peopled!

Browsed through Netflix for something to watch and came across Much Ado About Nothing (1993) by Kenneth Branagh. My only previous exposure to "Much Ado About Nothing" was through the Catherine Tate-David Tennant play, and I couldn't help but to compare the two. I thoroughly enjoyed both versions, although I thought the play was slightly funnier. The title of this post, "the world must be peopled," is one of my favorite lines.

What I wasn't expecting from this movie was its all-star cast; it featured Kenneth Branagh, Michael Keaton, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale, and Denzel Washington. If I was only focusing on Tennant and Tate in the play, I was definitely paying attention to the whole cast of the movie.

This has made me interested in reading "Much Ado About Nothing" and other Shakespeare's works. And I'm definitely excited to see Joss Whedon's adaptation of the play, whenever that comes out.