2013 “Much Ado About Nothing” Amusing

much_ado_about_nothing_poster__v1__by_bluemoonpriestess-d6a208pDespite being a wizard of witty wordplay, Director Joss Whedon belabors The Bard in his black and white limited release Much Ado About Nothing (B-). It’s artfully shot and decently acted by an ensemble of Joss’ journeyman actors, and the film is often frothy and fun. It’s a neat conceit that it’s filmed in and around Whedon’s own home, but alas it doesn’t match or improve on the 1993 version in any notable way. I was hoping the Buffy creator would bring on more blithe and bonny.