Scene of the Week: Macbeth
I don’t want to worry our regular readers too much but recently I’ve been watching different adaptations of the epic tragedy Macbeth. There’s nothing wrong with a little culture here and there, and while I enjoy watching movies featuring ninjas, starring Jason Statham, or movies including exposed breasts, I occasionally take a break from being totally awesome and force myself to watch something with a little more “substance”.
Don’t let that scare you away from watching the newest adaptation of the Shakespearian work Macbeth, though. For one thing, it stars the always excellent Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. The film is directed by relative newcomer Justin Kurzel and you’ll notice after only a few minutes that the Australian director has an amazing talent for telling a story through the visual medium. Macbeth is a tale that lends itself to be told in pretty much any era with any nationality of characters but Kurzel and his team decide to place the story in its natural Scotland, with a cast mostly from the UK. Fassbender, especially, is crazy intense and any fan of Shakespeare’s work will find that this film will satisfy any and all .
The battle scene below is one of the opening scenes of the film. The quietness of the battle turns to savagery in an instant and visually it’s one of the most ballin’ battle scenes that I’ve seen in quite a while. Kurzel is the director for Fassbender’s newest Assassin’s Creed feature so you can be sure that we’ll continue to see these two pump out kickass action scenes as well as dramatic scenes so intense you’ll stiffen with excitement.