Henry V

Dir: Kenneth Branagh
Star: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

[4] I last met any Shakespeare at school, where sitting down, reading it out aloud did a damn good job of putting me off, though I did enjoy Polanski's Macbeth. This is similar - real 'ac-tors' doing real 'ac-ting', nearly all of them household names. It takes a while to get used to the prithey-ing and thou-ing and Branagh's extra scenes added nothing for me. However, it gets better as it goes on; the battle scenes are well staged and it's easy to see why Branagh has been critically acclaimed. For being different...


Once more unto the breach
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