Latest screen adaptation of 'The Scottish Play'. Review by Eric Hillis hilliseric Directed by: At the conclusion of my screening, I felt like applauding for a similar amount of time, merely out of gratitude that the experience had finally ended.
The opening battle is a gauntlet to the audience, this is not a static theatre with players adhering to physical space. The anticipation of bodies about collide ferociously and steel frothing to grate flesh and bone the camera slows down to that extreme slow motion.
The blows and collisions become balletic and precise at glacial speeds. Scotland is at war. Once they do Macbeth and his right hand man Banquo Paddy Considine are lured through the battle, their snake-like prophecy hissing from their lips, leading them to vanquish their foe and to bear witness to their words.
As they flee into the myst and Macbeth and Banquo test their very existence they predict a kingship for Macbeth and Banquo fathering a line of kings. Haunted and poisoned by the words, he infects his bride Lady Macbeth Marion Cotillard with a drastic status change and begins a path of ascension and madness.
In the interactions with Lady Macbeth he feels helpless; man blindsided by natural desire. Well I guess I just did. As his mutterings about visions, failed plots, half-cocked demands to stay as MacDuff Sean Harris and his Lady Elizabeth Debicki can no longer stomach the humiliating scene.
The reverberations of every part of what should be an internal monologue ricochet off the walls stunning the silent throng. Flakes of ash rain like a blizzard on near faceless and listless recruits, as the power brokers Malcolm and MacDuff from a past legacy look to slay the mad tyrannical Macbeth.
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