U.S. Release Date: June 7th, 2013
On my last day at the festival, I had the pleasure of catching not one, but two great films. First up is Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, which marks probably the strangest film-to-film transition for a director in the history of cinema. Last year, Whedon wrote and directed the mega-blockbuster smash The Avengers and chose to follow it up with this low-budget modern re-telling of a Shakespeare work that he shot in twelve days at his home. Now Whedon has long-been known for his television work, creating shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and my fav Firefly, and has amassed an incredibly large fan-base in the process. This fact certainly showed upon my arrival for the screening of his latest as I quite possibly endured the longest line in the history of cinema. Yes, longer than any midnight blockbuster showing I’ve been to. This is the power of the Whedon merging himself with ‘The Bard’, and it’s safe to say that the film as a whole is certainly a success.