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* The fact that Shakespeare took this storyline, so easy to bungle, and made a timeless literary classic from it.

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* The fact that Shakespeare took this storyline, so easy to bungle, and made not just a timeless good work from it, but a ''timeless literary classic from it.classic''!

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* The fact that Shakespeare took this storyline, so easy to bungle, and made a timeless literary classic from it.


* Mercutio: "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man." His dying line is a pun! I should hope to die so well.

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* Mercutio: "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man." His dying line is a pun! I should hope to die so well.



!!1968 film
* The massive opening battle in the 1968 film, with practically every single servant fighting. One guy is even seen fighting three opponents at once! And Lord Capulet gets on the action too, wielding his [[{{BFS}} gigantic longsword]] and managing to cut down one Montague who tries to attack him.
** Escalus also gets a pretty good entrance. After around a minute of fighting, he and his men come riding in on horses complete with one of his servants blowing a trumpet to signal his arrival.

!!1996 film
* Tybalt's entrance in the Baz Luhrmann film. Badass personified.
** The ''guns''. A real work of art for any gun enthusiast. Besides, crazy as it may seem, there's nothing cooler than seeing the cast of Romeo and Juliet kicking ass with 9mm's.
* The opening montage of the 1996 film. The music helps as well.


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* The 1936 film features the only sword fight that Basil Rathbone got to win in his acting career, despite being a far more skilled fencer than many of his opponents.
* The massive opening battle in the 1968 film, with practically every single servant fighting. One guy is even seen fighting three opponents at once! And Lord Capulet gets on the action too, wielding his [[{{BFS}} gigantic longsword]] and managing to cut down one Montague who tries to attack him.
** Escalus also gets a pretty good entrance. After around a minute of fighting, he and his men come riding in on horses complete with one of his servants blowing a trumpet to signal his arrival.
* Tybalt's entrance in the Baz Luhrmann film. Badass personified.
** The ''guns''. A real work of art for any gun enthusiast. Besides, crazy as it may seem, there's nothing cooler than seeing the cast of Romeo and Juliet kicking ass with 9mm's.



** Mercutio's most (in)famous line: "A plague o' both your houses!" after his swordfight with Tybalt he shouldn't have died from.

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** * Mercutio's most (in)famous line: "A plague o' both your houses!" after his swordfight with Tybalt he shouldn't have died from.


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!!1936 film
* The 1936 film features the only sword fight that Basil Rathbone got to win in his acting career, despite being a far more skilled fencer than many of his opponents.

!!1968 film
* The massive opening battle in the 1968 film, with practically every single servant fighting. One guy is even seen fighting three opponents at once! And Lord Capulet gets on the action too, wielding his [[{{BFS}} gigantic longsword]] and managing to cut down one Montague who tries to attack him.
** Escalus also gets a pretty good entrance. After around a minute of fighting, he and his men come riding in on horses complete with one of his servants blowing a trumpet to signal his arrival.

!!1996 film
* Tybalt's entrance in the Baz Luhrmann film. Badass personified.
** The ''guns''. A real work of art for any gun enthusiast. Besides, crazy as it may seem, there's nothing cooler than seeing the cast of Romeo and Juliet kicking ass with 9mm's.

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** Escalus also gets a pretty good entrance. After around a minute of fighting, he and his men come riding in on horses complete with one of his servants blowing a trumpet to signal his arrival.

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* Mercutio: "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man." His dying line is a pun! I should hope to die so well.
* Friar Laurence's GetAHoldOfYourselfMan speech to a hysterically suicidal Romeo in Act III Scene II; he reminds Romeo that he was lucky to be banished instead of punished by death, lucky to have killed Tybalt when Tybalt tried to kill him, and killing himself will essentially kill Juliet.


* Tybalt's entrance in the Baz Luhrmann film. {{Badass}} personified.

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* Tybalt's entrance in the Baz Luhrmann film. {{Badass}} Badass personified.

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** The ''guns''. A real work of art for any gun enthusiast. Besides, crazy as it may seem, there's nothing cooler than seeing the cast of Romeo and Juliet kicking ass with 9mm's.


** Then the stars say, "[[DrivenToSuicide No]], ''[[DiabolusExMachina screw you]]''!" Which, for the multitudes of highschoolers and literary critics who hated the two main characters, was the best part of the whole play.
*** And for certain adaptations, Romeo and Juliet (or their equivalents) say to the stars, "[[DeusExMachina No]], [[SparedByTheAdaptation screw]] ''[[EarnYourHappyEnding YOU]]''!" and defy the fate that befell before them.


-->'''Tybalt''': What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have it thee, Coward!

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-->'''Tybalt''': What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have it at thee, Coward!


-->'''Tybalt''': What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee.

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-->'''Tybalt''': What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have it thee, Coward!


-->'''Tybalt''': What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee.

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-->'''Tybalt''': What, drawn, and talk of peace! peace? I hate the word, as I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee.thee.
* The opening montage of the 1996 film. The music helps as well.


* The massive opening battle in the 1968 film, with practically every single servant fighting. One guy is even seen fighting three opponents at once! And ;prd Capulet gets on the action too, wielding his [[{{BFSS}} gigantic longsword]] and managing to cut down one Montague who tries to attack him.

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* The massive opening battle in the 1968 film, with practically every single servant fighting. One guy is even seen fighting three opponents at once! And ;prd Lord Capulet gets on the action too, wielding his [[{{BFSS}} [[{{BFS}} gigantic longsword]] and managing to cut down one Montague who tries to attack him.


* The massive opening battle in the 1968 film, with practically every single servant fighting. One guy is even seen fighting three opponents at once!

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* The massive opening battle in the 1968 film, with practically every single servant fighting. One guy is even seen fighting three opponents at once!once! And ;prd Capulet gets on the action too, wielding his [[{{BFSS}} gigantic longsword]] and managing to cut down one Montague who tries to attack him.

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