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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky’s “Romeo + Juliet” Is Hate at First Sight

In response to Ignatiy Vishnevetsky’s 369‑word review of Romeo and Juliet on AV Club 

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky’s “Romeo + Juliet” absolutely shines. Though there is a bit of unevenness in the area of the film’s grade it does not detract from the wonderful read.

The very fact that Visnevetsky gave the film a “D+” instead of a full-on “D” seems disingenuous as he clearly didn’t like it.  The writer doesn’t bother  tiptoeing around his dislike of the film. Everything from the acting to the score is given the “burn it down and bury the ashes” treatment. The writing decisively paints a picture of a film that no one will like, and keeps the reader entertained for its short duration.

Argumentatively speaking, the review could have been stronger as  the actual grade of the film is not on par  with the disgust that the writer clearly had with the film. Overall, it does get the job done in convincing possible theater goers that they probably will hate themselves for viewing the film.

The A. V Club presents readers with plenty of distractions. Most of which are not of the advertising variety, which is a testament to the website considering how popular it is.

Vishnevetsky does a great job of not spoiling the redux of the timeless classic. And even though  little is spoiled much is still said about the film, and most of it isn’t laudatory.

Vishnevetsky’s “Romeo + Juliet” should give film-goers a great idea of what to expect and not expect from the film and does so without spoiling it for audience members. Though the final grade for the film could be considered an area of contention it does not spoil the final product.    

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