History YMMV / WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet

26th Jul '17 1:32:31 AM ClintEastwood
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*** Even more hilarious when you realize that the dude playing Mercutio is Harold Perrineau aka Michael from Series/{{Lost}}. You'd almost expect him to scream [[SayMyName WAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!!]]

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*** Even more hilarious when you realize that the dude playing Mercutio is Harold Perrineau aka Michael from Series/{{Lost}}. ''Series/{{Lost}}''. You'd almost expect him to scream [[SayMyName WAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!!]]WAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!!]]
* OlderThanTheyThink: The idea of Romeo [[spoiler: still being alive when Juliet wakes up and dying in her arms]] wasn't invented by this movie, but is also found in Italian versions of the story that predate Shakespeare's play, as well as at least two opera adaptations, Gounod's ''Roméo et Juliette'' and Bellini's ''I Capuletti e i Montecchi.''



** Benvolio was featured as the male dancer in an AlanisMorissette [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGN3CJ40XCU video]] before he was [[RayDonovan Bunchy Donovan]]! There's even a scene in the video where he bears a startling resemblance to Tybalt.
* TearJerker:
** The death of [[spoiler:Mercutio]].
** Romeo's reaction to [[spoiler:Mercutio's]] death makes the scene all the more heartbreaking - he holds his [[spoiler:best friend's]] body to his chest, sobbing in impotent fury. Then he stands, holds his head in his hands, then slowly starts running towards his car, ignoring Benvolio's pleads to stop...
*** For that matter, look at Tybalt's face in that moment. As his anger subsides, he looks soberly at what he's done, and you almost want to give him a hug. His life of passion and mayhem just imploded by his own hand, and you can see in his eyes he's stuck somewhere between sheer panic and genuine remorse. [[spoiler:Mercutio]] wasn't who he hated or wanted to see dead, and while him bolting doesn't win him a whole hell of a lot of sympathy, he clearly regrets the deed.
*** Then there's poor Benvolio, probably the most innocent and well-meaning character in the play, and he either fails or is ignored at every turn. He tries to keep peace at Phoenix Gas, it ends in a shootout. Tries to cheer up Romeo, sets his doom in motion. Tries to preemptively diffuse another dust up, Mercutio is killed. He tries to keep Romeo from doing something rash, two more shootouts and a botched funeral scheme resulting in Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet all meeting violent ends. All are indeed punished, but it's surprising Benvolio doesn't turn a gun on himeslf too when all's said and done.
** The ending, which wouldn't have happened if Romeo had just looked down and seen Juliet waking up.
** As the camera slowly pans outwards in the chapel of rest scene, with the unbearably sad Liebestod from Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde' playing as we're shown clips of the pair in happier times.
** The fact that Juliet's FamousLastWords are cut from the story entirely, making her death [[MomentOfSilence all the more powerful]].
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** Benvolio was featured as the male dancer in an AlanisMorissette Music/AlanisMorissette [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGN3CJ40XCU video]] before he was [[RayDonovan [[Creator/RayDonovan Bunchy Donovan]]! There's even a scene in the video where he bears a startling resemblance to Tybalt.
* TearJerker:
** The death of [[spoiler:Mercutio]].
** Romeo's reaction to [[spoiler:Mercutio's]] death makes the scene all the more heartbreaking - he holds his [[spoiler:best friend's]] body to his chest, sobbing in impotent fury. Then he stands, holds his head in his hands, then slowly starts running towards his car, ignoring Benvolio's pleads to stop...
*** For that matter, look at Tybalt's face in that moment. As his anger subsides, he looks soberly at what he's done, and you almost want to give him a hug. His life of passion and mayhem just imploded by his own hand, and you can see in his eyes he's stuck somewhere between sheer panic and genuine remorse. [[spoiler:Mercutio]] wasn't who he hated or wanted to see dead, and while him bolting doesn't win him a whole hell of a lot of sympathy, he clearly regrets the deed.
*** Then there's poor Benvolio, probably the most innocent and well-meaning character in the play, and he either fails or is ignored at every turn. He tries to keep peace at Phoenix Gas, it ends in a shootout. Tries to cheer up Romeo, sets his doom in motion. Tries to preemptively diffuse another dust up, Mercutio is killed. He tries to keep Romeo from doing something rash, two more shootouts and a botched funeral scheme resulting in Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet all meeting violent ends. All are indeed punished, but it's surprising Benvolio doesn't turn a gun on himeslf too when all's said and done.
** The ending, which wouldn't have happened if Romeo had just looked down and seen Juliet waking up.
** As the camera slowly pans outwards in the chapel of rest scene, with the unbearably sad Liebestod from Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde' playing as we're shown clips of the pair in happier times.
** The fact that Juliet's FamousLastWords are cut from the story entirely, making her death [[MomentOfSilence all the more powerful]].
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18th Jul '17 9:03:23 PM gemmabeta2
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** The concept in general.

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** The whole concept of MTV-ing Shakespeare in general.
22nd May '17 6:09:20 AM kyatollah
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*** Then there's poor Benvolio, probably the most innocent and well-meaning character in the play, and he either fails or is ignored at every turn. He tries to keep peace at Phoenix Gas, it ends in a shootout. Tries to cheer up Romeo, sets his doom in motion. Tries to preemptively diffuse another dust up, Mercutio is killed. He tries to keep Romeo from doing something rash, two more shootouts and a botched funeral scheme resulting in Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet all meeting violent ends. All are indeed punished, but it's surprising Benvolio doesn't turn a gun on himeslf too when all's said and done.
22nd May '17 1:33:27 AM kyatollah
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** Baptism?
22nd May '17 1:29:54 AM kyatollah
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* ChewingTheScenery: The actor playing Captain Prince. He seems to be channeling Creator/SamuelLJackson, and doing so [[TropesAreNotBad magnificently]].

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* ChewingTheScenery: The actor playing Vondie Curtis Hall as Captain Prince. He seems to be channeling Creator/SamuelLJackson, and doing so [[TropesAreNotBad magnificently]].
10th Oct '16 4:56:13 PM CJCroen1393
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** The fact that Juliet's FamousLastWords are cut from the story entirely, making her death [[MomentOfSilence all the more powerful]].
4th Jul '16 9:31:35 PM emmerys
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* CultClassic: Critical reception was mixed; some people hated it for not taking itself seriously like previous adaptations, or how the dialogue clashed with the setting. Many fans have argued that Romeo and Juliet wasn't exactly high-brow entertainment in the first place and William Shakespeare himself would approve of the movie if he were alive. Many schools present this movie as a way of introducing students to Shakespeare because it is actually one of the most ''faithful'' film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet out there. It keeps nearly all the dialogue and stage directions but re-skins it with modern aesthetics.

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* CultClassic: Critical reception was mixed; some people hated it for not taking itself seriously like previous adaptations, or how the dialogue clashed with the setting. Many fans have argued that Romeo and Juliet wasn't exactly high-brow entertainment in the first place and William Shakespeare himself would approve of the movie if he were alive. Many schools present this movie as a way of introducing students to Shakespeare because it is actually one of the most ''faithful'' film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet out there. It keeps nearly all the original dialogue and stage directions but re-skins it with modern aesthetics.
3rd Jul '16 6:11:07 AM emmerys
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* CultClassic: Critical reception was mixed; some people hated it for not taking itself seriously like previous adaptations, or how the dialogue clashed with the setting. Many fans have argued that Romeo and Juliet wasn't exactly high-brow entertainment in the first place and William Shakespeare himself would approve of the movie if he were alive. This is actually one of the most ''faithful'' film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet out there because it keeps nearly all the dialogue and stage directions. Many schools present this adaptation to introduce students to Shakespeare.

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* CultClassic: Critical reception was mixed; some people hated it for not taking itself seriously like previous adaptations, or how the dialogue clashed with the setting. Many fans have argued that Romeo and Juliet wasn't exactly high-brow entertainment in the first place and William Shakespeare himself would approve of the movie if he were alive. This Many schools present this movie as a way of introducing students to Shakespeare because it is actually one of the most ''faithful'' film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet out there because it there. It keeps nearly all the dialogue and stage directions. Many schools present this adaptation to introduce students to Shakespeare.directions but re-skins it with modern aesthetics.
3rd Jul '16 6:03:07 AM emmerys
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* CultClassic: Critical reception was mixed; some people hated it for not taking itself seriously like previous adaptations, or how the dialogue clashed with the setting. Many fans have argued that Romeo and Juliet wasn't exactly high-brow entertainment in the first place and William Shakespeare himself would approve of the movie if he were alive. This is actually one of the most ''faithful'' film adaptations of Romeo and Juliet out there because it keeps nearly all the dialogue and stage directions. Many schools present this adaptation to introduce students to Shakespeare.
5th Apr '16 11:18:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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*** Even more hilarious [[HeyItsThatGuy when you realize]] that the dude playing Mercutio is Harold Perrineau aka Michael from Series/{{Lost}}. You'd almost expect him to scream [[SayMyName WAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!!]]

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*** Even more hilarious [[HeyItsThatGuy when you realize]] realize that the dude playing Mercutio is Harold Perrineau aka Michael from Series/{{Lost}}. You'd almost expect him to scream [[SayMyName WAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!!]]
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