How do you follow up one of the biggest films of all time? If you’re Joss Whedon, you follow The Avengers with a micro-budget modern take on Shakespeare with several close friends. Much Ado About Nothing largely sticks with Shakespeare’s words, but keeps the film in a contemporary setting. The juxtaposition of the two largely works thanks to the comedic nature of the play. The cast, led by Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof, has remarkable chemistry and comedic timing. The standouts, though, are Nathan Fillion and Tom Leck as two oafish police officers. All in all, the film is an interesting addition to Joss Whedon’s filmography, and the film will likely be shown in high school English classes for years to come.
Much Ado About Nothing