Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip, modern suburb of Verona Beach, still retaining its original dialogue. The gun-toting members of the families wage a vicious war on the streets as the star-crossed lovers meet their tragic destiny.
If i could rate this film 0 stars, I would! This is the most pathetic adaptation of Shakespere's Romeo and Juliet ever. Whoever directed this butchered, absolutely butchered Shakespear's play! First, the old english script does not fit with the "Modern Verona." Secondly, they say, "Draw your sword!"- but they have guns! Juliet's mother looks like a man, the acting is terrible, just everything is totally unrealistic. I could go on and on, but, I shouldn't. If you want to see the closest, and best, in my opinion, adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, watch the 1968 version with Olivia Hussy. Now that is a gem, not this modern trash. Save your money, and don't buy or watch this recent adaptation of
It`s weird! Like really weird! It`s set in today`s time... but they talk the way that they do in the book... the old way. That makes it kind of cool, but awkward at the same time. Overall it`s a good movie though.