I never really got into Shakespeare in highschool, it’s one of those things that everyone has to read but to me it’s really confusing and hard to follow. I had never heard of The Tempest until recently and from the previews it looked like an incredible movie with a full cast of amazing actors. This past week my husband and I had a chance to watch the movie on DVD and I have to say it was unlike any movie I have ever seen.
This modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical and magical fantasy with Academy Award winner Helen Mirren leading a star-studded cast including Russell Brand and Alfred Molina. Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge. Directed by the visonary Julie Taymor and complete with exclusive bonus features and an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design. The Tempest, with it’s innovative twist, is a super natural dramedy filled with Shakespearean villians, lovers and fools that will leave you spellbound.
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