Romeo And Juliet Film Review

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"To modernise or not to modernise that is the question" and Baz Lurhman has answered a yes to that question and has made a modern version of Romeo and Juliet. With stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet, this is a must see for all Leonardo DiCaprio fans or for any one who likes a movie with a great modern twist. Instead of sword fights they have gunfights, instead of horses they have cars. Drugs also make an appearance in this modern day marvel.I found this newer version of the film easier to ...view middle of the document...

While Romeo and his friends are there Romeo sees Juliet and they instantly fall in love. The only set back is that Juliet is Sir Capulets daughter. So they meet secretly and then they arrange to get married by Friar Lawrence a minister. After the wedding Romeo and some friends run into the Capulets and there is a big brawl in which Tybalt, Juliet's cousin kills Mercutio, Romeo's best friend. Romeo then chases after Tybalt and shoots him. Romeo is then banished for killing Tybalt. To find out more you would have to watch the movie because I am not telling you the ending. Romeo and Juliet's motive in this movie is their love for one another and their friends.The special effects in this movie are brilliant with camera shots that actually allow you to see through Romeo's eyes. For example at one point in the movie when Romeo is given a drug by Mercutio the camera starts spinning giving you a sick sort of feeling. The sound track of this movie was good because it really created the mood for each scene.This would have to have been one of the best remakes of an older movie I have ever seen as it uses all the modern favourites action, cars, guns and a good story line to tell an age old story. We have Shakespeare and Baz Lurhman to thank for this.

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