The costume design, sets and visuals in this film are stunning. This is where the positives end for me.
I didn't initially realise this was a reimagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet and I can appreciate where they were going with this and a strong female lead in the story, but it really didn't transfer well.
The all Star cast were ok in their roles, but nothing earth shattering. The love story needed loads of developing and loads more could have been made of Clive Owens character being a threat to Hamlet's family, crown and future. Naomi Watt's duel roles was super confusing and brought nothing to either characters. (Which pains me to say as I love her as an actress). I really feel this film is style over substance.
If you want a good reimagining of Hamlet, I'd just watch the Lion King, the original animated one!
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