Do you ever get back together with old friends that you haven't seen in a while? I mean friends that you were once REALLY close with, that you saw every day, and now that you are adults you may see each other once a year (if you are lucky) but as soon as you do you slip back into the friendship like you are in highschool again. You don't skip a beat. There is no rust on it. It's like things never changed? That's what this movie felt like to me. Joss, God bless him, brought together a lot of the actors from his older shows (and some of his newer shows) and graced the world with some of the most fluid character interactions I can remember seeing in a film. It was amazing to watch actors that you have watched on many different shows come together and make a fun movie.
Storyline: Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato's daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor's niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage. In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins. A series of comic...Written by http://muchadomovie.com
Thoughts? I know that some people will KILL me for saying this, but the dialog is not my favorite this movie. While, of course, the words of Shakespeare are sacred to most and directors wouldn't dare change them. But what drives the dialog in this film is the delivery. Just the way the actors deliver the lines modernize them greatly. Also, actors like Nathan Fillion (playing Dogberry) steal the show by the intense, but brief, comedy that he gets to put on display. It is wonderful to see.
The actors that deserve the most credit are, obviously, Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker. Their chemistry is undeniable and they truly make this movie what it is. They ooze affection and, in some cases, distain for one another. It is an absolute joy to watch them coupled once again. Check it out!