Romeo And Juliet Movie Review

746 words - 3 pages

Sherry Wan
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Romeo and Juliet an ordinary feast cooked by sumptuous ingredients

Almost everyone knows the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet and deeply moved by their loyal love. It has the romance that many sappy lovers yearn, and it’s the major reason for why it has existed in various cultures for centuries. This movie has been modernized based on the ancient classic version, which remains its original dialogue. The setting of the movie is gorgeous like a feast with sumptuous ingredients.

Baz Luhrmann directed this movie, and it’s set in Verona Beach. When the story begins, Juliet (Claire Danes) is a naive girl, with youthful features and innocent eyes, and ...view middle of the document...

The most brilliant aspect of the movie is the urban landscape setting, the fantasy lighting, and the florid cinematography. The movie is also funny at times, and Baz Luhrmann's direction is excellent. We can figure out how many effort Baz Luhrmann tried to make the movie looks more modern and gorgeous from the setting and details such as they use guns to fight instead of swords. I admit that these techniques make the movie more interesting; it destroys the original romance of this classic nevertheless. Romeo and Juliet’s story happened in a classical European place, with an archaic and romantic style, rather than a place where people drive luxurious cars and use gun to suicide themselves. Consequently, the movie is not as touching as its plots, and the tragedy is less tragic and romantic than it should be. I personally admire the love story of Romeo and Juliet is because its romance and its woe style, but the movie does not express them well. It doesn't approach the emotional resonance as the old version even though it has better equipments and techniques. Overall, the actors and actresses did fabulous job, and the setting is gorgeous as well, however the movie...

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