Wednesday, May 11, 2011

#118: Romeo+Juliet



What novelty might a new chronicle bring
When 'tis a play much filmed
Yet this one has a pleasant ring
The old love story swankier but trimmed.
Luhrman directs, writes with Craig Pearce
On-screen Claire Danes plays Juliet to DiCaprio
Born to families whose rivalry is fierce,
Yet fighting for his love is lovestruck Romeo.
Slick and fast, like a beer brewed new
It binds you to screen more often than not
Old English in this new version is all askew
But neat visuals still justify a DVD that's bought.
Watch with patience, it might feel fresh
Expect not much, it's got the air of a just-born in a creche.

Rating: 6.4/10