Much Ado About Nothing

If this makes Shakespeare palatable to young people (or old people, or fans of Marvel’s The Avengers, or whomever), more power to it. Whedon’s posse is fun to watch on screen, especially if you’ve gotten to know them over the years, and the film’s “C’mon, guys, let’s shoot a movie at my place!” spirit gives it an infectious effervescence. But it was made on a lark and it plays as a trifle.

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