The new trailer for Romeo and Juliet has landed. It's got in the lead role (a BIG win, as anybody whose seen True Grit will agree) and boasts an excellent cast including Brit heartthrob as Romeo as well as , , and .
So, have we got a big win on our hands with this Shakespearean adaptation? Check out the trailer below.
Romeo and Juliet is a well-trod tale. Anybody and everybody knows the story, so spoiler alerts don't strike me as the most necessary action. Still, I'm baffled as to why the trailer seems to recount the entire story from start to finish.
Also, it looks very traditional. Which isn't a problem - the last thing I want is some sort of pop-culture-enthralled, glitzy, -esque version that loses touch with the original story. But it's a very straight adaptation. Sure, Steinfeld looks like a great Juliet and the cast is uniformly excellent, but what is this Romeo and Juliet's USP? I'm not sure.
Any ideas? How did you all feel about the Romeo and Juliet trailer?