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Your Neighbor May Be More Informative Than Todd Jorgenson’s “Romeo”

In response to Todd Jorgenson’s 379‑word review of Romeo and Juliet on

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There is little to enjoy in Todd Jorgenson’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and your neighbor could probably be more informative. The writing is boring, the visuals are non-existent, and the critic fails to backup the bold thesis statement. It’s a classic case of not trying hard enough for the audience.

The first problem of Romeo is the critic’s opening statement. Although Jorgenson could state that the adaptation is quite different, it’s not his place to say what Shakespeare “intended.”

Romeo has almost no energy or personality to make it any more than readable. The content is barely informative, and the lack of any image or trailer certainly does not help.

Statements like “some sequences are powerfully staged” offer the reader little to contemplate, and say almost nothing about the setting.

Romeo is so thin in content that the appearance of a tiny dose of insight may seem like a redeeming feature, which is sadly not the case. Jorgenson offers a few thoughts on the performance of Hailee Steinfeld, which is a bonus, but the review is still devastatingly weak.

Douglas Booth aka Romeo is mentioned by name once, however the critic fails to offer the reader perhaps just one original thought on the performance. The supporting cast “features capable talent,” which is equal to saying that they are professional actors.

Don’t waste your time with Romeo.    

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