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4.5 / 5 One of the most famous and familiar plays from Shakespeare, Macbeth is the bloody tale of one man’s prophesy driven quest to achieve power. It’s hard to come across anyone who doesn’t know the story of Macbeth; the play is studied in schools at early ages and has seen countless adaptations, however, this rendition by director Justin Kurzel offers an unforeseen amount to the renowned play.
Kurzel’s most obvious success here derives from the excellent cast that he has attracted to his film. With Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the lead roles and an extremely talented roster of actors supporting them, Shakespeare’s original dialogue truly comes alive with perfect delivery and emotion. Similar to the play, the entire film hinges on the performance of the actors, yet Kurzel is able to skilfully weave in dramatic battle scenes and also present a beautiful Scottish landscape with expert cinematography. The film captures the colour and depth of the misty opening scenes and the smoky aftermath of the intense battle scenes to create an atmosphere that just can’t be replicated on stage. The film doesn’t let the origins of the story being a play hinder it either ‒ the writers […]
Source: Macbeth (Film Review) | Seroword
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