Maybe it’s because of the special attachment I have to The Tempest, but … *damn*. This sort of thing is like my Star Wars. Shakespeare with magic and special effects? I can’t wait!
The only question in my mind is whether I’ll take the kids to see it. And, honestly, if nobody dies a particularly gory death and nobody gets naked, I think I just might!
Re: the trailer itself, I quite like it, except for the “STUPIDITY” tag they stick n there it’s really out of place. Fine, you want to say “It’s got funny bits”, but sticking STUPIDITY among more epic words like TREACHERY and REVENGE just doesn’t work.
I don’t know what to do with SHAKESPEARE’S FINAL MASTERPIECE. That’s maybe kinda sorta not so accurate? But if it helps to put the butts in the seats, let ’em go with it.
I wish they’d made Caliban a bit more monstrous. Ariel appears to get the lion’s share of the special effects attention, all Djimon Honsou (sp?) has to work with is a loincloth and some eye makeup.
Update: It’s rated PG-13 for “some nudity and suggestive content”. Not exactly sure what that means, and will likely have to screen before letting my kids (who, you remember, are as young as 4) see this one.