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This stuff looks great. Seems like a great combination of talents to do old Will’s private nightmare justice. I’ll gladly pay money to see this, something one sadly cannot say very often. Bravo Ms.Taymor & Co.
so many of those special effects are CHEESY and pointless. just because you can doesn’t mean you should. i’ll be skipping this even though i really like most of the actors in it.
what a tease! Let’s see it NF!
Can’t wait to NOT see this one.
The Anglophile in me cannot wait. The visual effects snob in me thinks this looks a little sloppy. Am I alone? Argh.
While some parts are interesting (music) the rest isn’t that good trailer. It doesn’t tell you want the film is about. Hard to determine if it is a comedy or fantasy drama and who is the target audience.
Oh Floyd, you are so what is wrong with our industry today. Mt God man, it’s Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Better to have said nothing.
Yeah, Floyd – go back to whatever focus group control committee you crawled out of.
As for the film, though … yeeesh. What a disaster.
I’m a big advocate for original story & love the classics – but have to agree with Floyd on this one. It is not a strong trailer. This adaptation looks pretty straightforward and the effects look like what you’d see on BBC. And trailer does NOT tell the story.
Won’t judge until I see it — but what’s the point in another retelling of the TEMPEST if you can’t open it up to a younger audience who likely know nothing about the story? Baz did it with ROMEO + JULIET. The TEMPEST of all plays has the most potential in today’s marketplace with the sorcery element — afraid Taymor may pigeonhole her film with the NY theater elite crowd.
i saw raul julia do the tempest brilliantly in central park many years ago. i always liked the play but sadly, this looks just awful and old fashioned. they’ll be running from the box office.
are you kidding — it’s a well known classic! it’s not meant to be a blockbuster. the type of aud that will partake, doesn’t need to know the story– kweens.
It is a bit sad to realize most people in this board don’t even know what The Tempest is, or when presented with a trailer like this, all they can focus on is the “cheesy” vfx. I’m sure this film won’t make money, no matter how ambitious, deserving or daring. The movies have gone back to their origins, mass entertainment for facebook age illiterate people who can’t read beyond a twit. Quality cinematic storytelling has moved to cable tv, and sometimes even network. I guess it is the sign of the times and nothing can be done about it. It used to be that few people seemed able to understand or read books anymore. Now we’re moving to the stage where they can’t even understand films that fall outside of the increasingly narrow infantile demographic. It makes you wonder in which direction will the industry evolve, if that is an accurate term anymore. Sad. Or maybe it is just me…
Fantastic. Can’t wait. My second favorite Shakespeare.
can’t wait to see this. Helen Mirren as Prospero! woot.
Thank God Djimon gets to play against type – for once, he gets to be ashy and wear a loincloth.
Wow. The Tempest is one of my favorites from Shakespeare but, I must say, this film looks like a mess. Some of the special effects looked like they were made for a straight to DVD Steven Segal movie. Despite an interesting cast and my interest in the source material I’m going to pass on this one.
Wow that looks awful
This ranks about an 8 on the Craptastic meter. Wait, make that a 9. Good actors save this from being an 11.
The music is dreadful; like the visuals, exceedingly cheesy. What a shame!
Undercooked production values like these make you understand why Tim Burton’s worth the money.
Too good to be true. No wonder it went to the festivals first…it couldn’t find a distributor!!
In years to come kids will watch the movie instead of read the book when it is assigned to them as part of their studies just they have done for years now with Romeo and Juliet (DiCaprio and Danes) and Hamlet (Gibson) and end up making real life clueless statements like Cher and Heather in the movie Clueless;
Heather: It’s just like Hamlet said, “To thine own self be true.”
Cher: Hamlet didn’t say that.
Heather: I think I remember Hamlet accurately.
Cher: Well, I remember Mel Gibson accurately, and he didn’t say that. That Polonius guy did.