Served with more politics and less game play. And I knew that. I expected that, but the politics moved slow. No urgency. There were no panic scrambling and smart moves. Moreover, it seemed to be filled with cardboard characters. Unmemorable. I had very little empathy for anybody. The personal relations fell flat paired with uninspired back stories.
1.5 of 5
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespearean tragedies beg me to stab my eyes. His comedies, on the other hand, are quite enjoyable. They are comedies with a flare for over-the-top drama. Shakespeare did manage to find a clever way to dumb down its characters.
It is one of the Shakespearean works that nicely translates on screen. (together with A Midsummer Night's Dream. you didn't like it? you can go read other blogs.) I thought the muted texture outdated the modern setting which complemented the original Shakespearean play's time frame.
Whedon's familiar faces helped with the good rapport and banter. Whedon also managed to lessen the amount of characters in order to make it less fussy and busy.
4.5 of 5