Movie Review: CYMBELINE (NC16)
Ah, another modern Shakespearean adaptation with Elizabethan dialogue and guns. But Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet this is not.
Cymbeline is set in modern-day America, where the titular character (Ed Harris) is king of a motorcycle gang, the Britons. Too bad he has to deal with a scheming queen (Milla Jovovich), a turf war with corrupt cops called the Romans, and his beloved daughter Imogen (Dakota Johnson) defying his wishes to marry his penniless lackey Posthumus (Penn Badgley).
Ethan Hawke plays the villain of the piece Iachimo, Posthumus' pal who wagers he can seduce Imogen. Once Iachimo brings Posthumus false proof of his conquest, all hell breaks loose.