Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Utterly, UTTERLY dreadful"

It may just have been a one-off as a way of promoting his new TV series, but Steven Toast's review of the forthcoming film adaptation of Macbeth is sufficiently entertaining to warrant a regular reviewer's column in the pages of the Guardian. Much of his criticism is directed towards leading man Michael Fassbender: "Where was the lightness of touch, the sheer 'silliness' that makes Macbeth one of Shakespeare’s most memorable comic characters? He fails to get any laughs out of 'Macca' at all, and was clearly going through the motions on set." It's an amazingly perceptive appraisal, given that Toast has based his judgement solely on the trailer...

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