“I feel like I do have this language, and it really does come primarily from Shakespeare and Marvel Comics,” said “Much Ado About Nothing” director Joss Whedon in a March interview with the American-Statesman. “Everything is heightened, you’re saying what you feel, you’re blowing it up visually.”
Which might explain why Whedon is so good at both. “Much Ado About Nothing” is, in many ways, the anti-“Avengers.” While that movie was a summer blockbuster covered in CGI, with superheroes flattening bad guys from another dimension, this is a modern-dress performance of a Shakespeare play filmed over 12 days at the director’s own house.
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‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz
Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use
Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes
Theaters: Alamo Slaughter, Arbor, Violet Crown Cinema