Today is Sunday and Sunday is movie review dayyy! I seriously get so excited when this time of the week comes, because I get to talk about a movie that I loved throughout the week and share my thoughts with you! This week’s movie is called “Macbeth” and without further a due, let’s dive into it.
Release Date: 2015
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Elizabeth DeBicki, Jack Reynor
Director: Justin Kurzel
Duration: 1h 53m
Summary: After a successful war, King Duncan (David Thewlis) invites himself to Macbeth’s place in order to congratulate him for his successful battles. On the way home, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) encounters three witches who tell him that one day he shall be king. When he tells his wife (Marion Cotillard) about this, she insists that they should kill the king in his sleep, so that Macbeth could become king in his place. That’s what they do and then the downfall from Macbeth starts as he becomes a monster haunted by guilt…
Likes/Dislikes (may contain spoilers): First I want to say that I like the fact that the director kept the movie as close as possible to the actual play. Even the dialogues were as Shakespeare had written them, with few alterations. For me, this is important as Macbeth is one of my favourite plays of him and I really wanted this film to do it justice. Another aspect that I liked was the photography, especially the final battle was breathtaking with all the colours!
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard bring a lot in this movie. Fassbender was sooo good, especially when Macbeth went a little bit crazy his eyes and facial expressions creeped my out so much, he was so into the character that I was amazed. He sure knows how to give an outstanding performance. The same goes for Cotillard, they way she persuaded her husband to kill king Duncan brought chills to my spine, she was menacing in a very subtle way that totally had me open-mouthed!
Generally, this movie had a lot of emotion in it and it got darker and darker as Macbeth’s actions grew more gruesome. For those of you that already now the dramatic story of Macbeth, I think that you will enjoy the movie and the way the director and actors handled the story. It’s a movie I would totally recommend to my friends, but I would not sit and watch it with them. I personally think it’s the kind of movie that you watch by yourself in order to actually get the point and enjoy it more.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope that you will watch the movie and like it as much as I did!
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