Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a “merry war”; they both talk a mile a minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another. By means of “noting” (which sounds the same as “nothing,” and which is gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar. However, Dogberry, a Constable who is a master of malapropisms, discovers the evil trickery of the villain, Don John.
Joseph Hill “Joss” Whedon (born June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, director, occasional composer and actor, and founder of Mutant Enemy Productions. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002) and Dollhouse (2009–2010). He is also notable for his work in film, comic books, and online media. Many of Whedon’s projects, as well as Whedon himself, enjoy a cult status. –wikipedia
Dinner theater-level acting, for the most part. Compare most of the performers' struggles with the language with that of the unsung player of the Friar, who happens to be English. I'm not unhappy the film was made, but it's probably less impressive for people who enjoy Shakespeare's language than for movie (and Buffy) buffs who like the idea of Whedon going out on a limb he didn't have to go out on..
At the cutting edge of anachronistic technology.
A couple of crowd-funding projects to check out, new trailers from Baumbach, Coppola, Malick and Whedon, Orson Welles’ Sketch Book & more.