Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Much Ado About Nothing

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Much Ado About Nothing – Opening June 7, 2013

What if Joss Whedon got the chance to adapt Shakespeare and cast all of the actors he frequently works with on television? One friend of mine who loves both Whedon and the Bard would be ecstatic, and I would be extremely intrigued. That’s the case with this forthcoming film, which stars, among others, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof, and Reed Diamond. I’m particularly thrilled to see Acker, who has proven to be an exceptional and dependable TV guest star, in a lead role, one which looks to be quite positive for her. I didn’t love the last time Shakespeare dialogue was uttered by people who looked like they were living in modern times, in 2011’s “Coriolanus,” but this appears to be a more light-hearted and enticing premise, both because of the nature of the literary work and Whedon’s style. His only previous film credits behind the camera are “The Avengers” and “Serenity,” and while this is an entirely different ballgame, I think that almost all moviegoers can agree that he is surely fit for the task. I’m mainly taken by the idea of seeing these TV stars up on the big screen, since I think some of them are destined for greatness, and it would be nice to see moviegoers exposed to their talents as well as those devoted TV viewers.

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