Based (loosely) on William Shakespeare’s tale of powerhungry and ambitious (but somewhat lacking in motivation) Scottish General Macbeth who is persuaded by Lady Macbeth (and 3 supernatural witches) to kill the King and a whole other mess of tyranical doings before subsequently going crazy and getting usurped… anyway. This movie, staring Sam Worthington and Victoria Hill is a modern adaptation of the play.
First, I liked the idea that it was set in a modern time (Macbeth was turned into a mobster), but they kept the old English (kind of like how they did the 1996 Romeo and Juliet). I think that that is a really great way to keep some of the inegrity of the original plays but still have an air of modernity.
Second, what was with the orgy. That was a little much.
Third, I had literally just finished reading the play and then I watched this movie, so everything was still fresh. Yes, some things were changed, lines cut etc. But I think overall they did a good job of keeping the general theme and plot of the play.
I think that this was a good movie overall; but I really like when they (they being the vague term for directors) decide to make Shakespeare modern while keeping his language original. I think it has a really cool effect.
The hardest part of this movie was the Austrailian accents speaking old English XD I don’t know, I thought it was challenging to hear them at times. But overall good flick.