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The classic story of Romeo and Juliet, set in a modern-day city of Verona Beach. The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children meet and fall in love. They have to hide their love from the world because they know that their parents will not allow them to be together. There are obstacles on the way, like Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, and Romeo's friend Mercutio, and many fights. But although it is set in modern times, it is still the same timeless story of the "star crossed lovers".
At the Masquerade when Romeo and Juliet first meet, Juliet is dancing with Paris. Between them, in the background, is an extra with a very noticeable mustache, green mask, and mohawk. He seems to teleport behind Romeo during cuts. See more »
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, whose misadventured piteous overthrows doth, with their death, bury their parents' strife. The fearful passage of their death-marked love and the continuance of their parents' rage, which, but their children's end, naught could ...
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Well, this is the MTV version of Romeo and Juliet. I honestly really can't stand Claire Daine's acting. I think she really sucks. But over all, her and Leonardo do heat up the scenes. There were some things I questioned about. Like the fight scene between Mercutio and Tybolt. Their fight was supposed to be playful like. Not all over dramatic. Not till the end is it supposed to be dramatic.
They didn't really get into the Paris's character. And I didn't really feel the effect of the prince, it seemed like he was a father trying to disapline his children more then protecting the law. The Capulet's party, that's something I could go on and on about.
But I have to say, it was an interesting approach to an excellent play done by da man, Shakespeare. I saw this in the theater in 1996, and loved it at first. But then I realized it could of been done better. But it's still worth a watch.
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