Thursday, August 8, 2013

Movie Trailer: Romeo and Juliet (2014)

This trailer came out a few weeks ago and I put off watching it because, eh, do we need another Romeo and Juliet? But I was procrastinating and it was there and boom, watched it. Anyway, it looks...good? Hailee Steinfeld is basically the perfect Juliet (visually) and after True Grit I'll follow her to the end of the earth. It also looks like they've aged down the cast which is somewhat unexpected since Hollywood usually avoids the whole "oh yeah they were like 13 years old thing" since it isn't quite as sexy as adults dying for each other. But then there's a bunch of actors from TV shows Gossip Girl, and maybe they'll be good but maybe they'll be like they are on Gossip Girl. So I guess it could go either way.

And while we're on the subject, can we also move past the whole "Romeo and Juliet isn't a love story" pseudo-intellectual argument that springs up* around the making of these films? Because it is a love story. It's first and foremost a tragedy, but love and tragedy go hand in hand in literature so let's all just calm down alright?

*I made the mistake of visiting the IMDB message boards for this film. *shudders*


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