David and I recently got to go see Joss Whedon’s interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing. I have been looking forward to seeing this movie ever since I first heard that Joss had created it. I was excited for a couple of reasons. One of them being my love of Much Ado About Nothing in general the other being that it was Joss and all his closest friends at his house Doug Shakespeare. Making the whole concept pretty brilliant.
Now I am a big fan of the Kenneth Branagh version. Branagh is an amazing Benedict and I adore Emma Thompson in general. So I was really interested in seeing how Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker chose to play these iconic roles. I have to say the Joss Whedon is different enough as a modern interpretation that it is really difficult to compare the two, although there are some interesting differences between some of the performances. Continue reading