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Laura Clifford Proves She Has Seen “Romeo & Juliet in “Reeling Romeo”

In response to Laura Clifford’s 628‑word review of Romeo and Juliet on Reeling Reviews

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Reeling Review’s Review “Romeo & Juliet” displays potential early on, but ultimately loses focus and fails to provide any real insight. It’s ultimately a swing and a miss for Laura Clifford, carrying the full weight of the review in the wake of her husband’s absence.

The images of Clifford’s Romeo & Juliet are dynamic. On one side you have Laura to greet you, and Robin on the other side. In between lies a glorious image of Romeo & Juliet. The effect is pure magic. The site’s retro feel will alienate newcomers to be sure, but for return visitors, the aging wallpaper may begin to feel like home.

Clifford’s Romeo & Juliet opens with a rather boring introduction, but gives the reader a bit of context to think about. She begins her review with vivid imagery that will not only make one chuckle, but perhaps contemplate the importance of props.

The critic transitions into the vast land of plot summary, and takes the reader through three uneventful paragraphs. The story of the young lovers is widely known, and Clifford’s work could have been improved with a thorough analysis on the film, instead of devoting half of the review to the basics.

Clifford’s Romeo & Juliet ultimately guides the reader nowhere. The critic fails to extend a helping hand to the reader by breaking through the norms, and looking deeper into the characters. One sentence each are afforded to the performances of Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, and the supporting cast is only briefly mentioned.

Overall, one cannot say that Clifford’s argument is weak, simply because there is not argument to be found.    

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