Romeo And Juliet: The Movie Essay

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Romeo and Juliet: The Movie The movie translation of the play Romeo and Juliet was a major disappointment to me. This movie was made off the play written by the famous Elizabethan age playwright, William Shakespeare. The movie seemed odd and out of place at many different times. There were many unnecessary scenes that the movie could have done without. But my three main reasons for dislike of this movie are, the bad casting for the character Juliet, several missed scenes that were important to the story, and how the movie seemed to drag it's feet throughout the one-hundred and thirty minutes of its entirety.The first ...view middle of the document...

Some were unnecessary and some were. One unnecessary one was when the Montague men were tantalizing the poor Capulet nurse. There were many necessary scenes that were left out though. One of these was when Romeo suddenly had poison that he was going to kill himself with. In the book it explains where he got it and why he got it. In the movie he just magically has it. Another important cut scene was the plan for Juliet to be put to sleep for two days. The movie showed of no plan to do so, the friar just gave Juliet the knock-out potion with no point to it at all. But even leaving out all these scenes the movie seemed to drag out a long time.Now, one-hundred and thirty minutes may not seem like a long movie to some people. But this movie drug its feet in the dirt through the whole length of it. There were many parts in which they could have shortened. One, for example, is when Romeo sneaks to Juliet's balcony. What took a very short while in the book took an incredibly lengthy amount of time in the move. I know that the movie is naturally going to be longer than reading something. But the length of this scene really didn't need to be the way it was.As you can see the bad casting, missing scenes, and length issues, made me give this translation of Romeo and Juliet a big thumbs down. I was disappointed because I enjoyed the book but was this displeased with the movie. I recommend the newer Romeo and Juliet movie if you want to see the book come to life.

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