“If you’re an indie movie that’s released around Christmas and you’re not bringing in Oscar buzz, sorry, you’re gonna hafta wait for a sale DVD to be watched. The prospect of a Shakespeare adaptation both excites and worries me. I’m sure I’ve been into this before, but I have nothing but respect for the Bard. His stories are fantastic, and there’s pure gold when you dig into his words. Except I have a really hard time wrapping my brain around verse, and I struggle to fully follow.
A few years ago, I saw a one man version of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, and to date it is one of the absolute best theatrical productions I have ever seen. Doesn’t mean I understood it too well. I hoped that this modern feeling but still past set stylized version starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard would finally bring me into the world of the Scottish play. Nope. I fell asleep. Oops. Maybe next time, Shakespeare. Sigh. Hey not every post can be insightful. I can fail too.”