History YMMV / WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet

9th Oct '17 1:38:09 PM PrincessGwen
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** At the beginning of the dance, Romeo sees how Tybalt kissed mother of Juliet, his aunt. In the future, this has no consequences for the plot or the characters themselves, comforting us only by the fact that he is her cousin not on the part of the mother ...

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** At the beginning of the dance, Romeo sees how that Tybalt kissed mother of Juliet, Juliet's mother, his aunt. In the future, this has no consequences for the plot or the characters themselves, comforting us only by the fact that he is her cousin not on the part of the mother ...and it's never mentioned again.



** The whole concept of MTV-ing Shakespeare in general. While some find that updating story makes it catchy, stylish and gives it a kind of youth charm, others believe that the combination of Shakespeare with modern settings gives us an incredible WorldOfHam with a bunch of incredibly pretentious characters.

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** The whole concept of MTV-ing Shakespeare in general. While some find that updating story makes it catchy, stylish and gives it a kind of youth youthful charm, others believe that the combination of Shakespeare with modern settings gives us an incredible WorldOfHam with a bunch of incredibly really pretentious characters.



* DawsonCasting: Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] was 21 when he filmed this. Claire Danes {{avert|ed}}s this, actually being 16 when it was filmed. Assuming Romeo's friends are supposed to be of similar ages to one another, keep in mind that Harold Perrineau (Mercutio) was 33.
30th Sep '17 4:06:45 AM LittleBuster
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Criminal authorities and young bandits, who speak like educated aristocrats of the Elizabethan era? Intentional combination of pretentiousness and eccentricity in the style of MTV 90's? Well, not everyone liked this, yes.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The whole Mercutio dance number. Granted, Romeo was high at that point, but it really comes out of nowhere.

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The whole Mercutio dance number. Granted, Romeo was high at that point, but it really comes out of nowhere.
** At the beginning of the dance, Romeo sees how Tybalt kissed mother of Juliet, his aunt. In the future, this has no consequences for the plot or the characters themselves, comforting us only by the fact that he is her cousin not on the part of the mother ...



** The whole concept of MTV-ing Shakespeare in general.

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** The whole concept of MTV-ing Shakespeare in general. While some find that updating story makes it catchy, stylish and gives it a kind of youth charm, others believe that the combination of Shakespeare with modern settings gives us an incredible WorldOfHam with a bunch of incredibly pretentious characters.


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* HoYay: The film is simply saturated with this because of the large number of young and attractive half-dressed guys who constantly seem too close to each other. And in addition to everything, it seems that Mercutio in this film is canonically in love with Romeo ...


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* StrangledByTheRedString: Invoked because of the original work, but the settings can greatly interfere with the perception of this seriously because of the lack of a classical or atmosphere. As a result, in the film, Juliet reads the words about "love that replaced hatred for the worst enemy" after their almost ten-minute meeting and one ardent kiss.
7th Sep '17 5:59:00 AM fruitstripegum
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The whole Mercutio dance number. Granted, Romeo was high at that point, but it really comes out of nowhere.
** Tybalt turning his [[CoolGuns 'Sword']] into a SniperPistol and blowing up the whole gas station. It's no less awesome and intense, but it's still bizarre.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The whole Mercutio dance number. Granted, Romeo was high at that point, but it really comes out of nowhere.
** Tybalt turning his [[CoolGuns 'Sword']] into a SniperPistol and blowing up the whole gas station. It's no less awesome and intense, but it's still bizarre.
16th Aug '17 5:26:23 AM Macsen
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*** Or [[{{Series/Oz}} Augustus Hill]], depending on your preferred fandom.
16th Aug '17 4:18:20 AM Macsen
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* DawsonCasting: Leonardo DiCaprio was 21 when he filmed this. Claire Danes {{avert|ed}}s this, actually being 16 when it was filmed. Assuming Romeo's friends are supposed to be of similar ages to one another, keep in mind that Harold Perrineau (Mercutio) was 33.

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* DawsonCasting: Leonardo DiCaprio [=DiCaprio=] was 21 when he filmed this. Claire Danes {{avert|ed}}s this, actually being 16 when it was filmed. Assuming Romeo's friends are supposed to be of similar ages to one another, keep in mind that Harold Perrineau (Mercutio) was 33.
16th Aug '17 4:18:08 AM Macsen
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* DawsonCasting: Leonardo DiCaprio was 21 when he filmed this. Claire Danes {{avert|ed}}s this, actually being 16 when it was filmed. Assuming Romeo's friends are supposed to be of similar ages to one another, keep in mind that Harold Perrineau (Mercutio) was 33.
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?
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