New To Blu: Coriolanus

Coriolanus was a movie I was really looking forward to. After all, I'm a huge fan of Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet. I thought it would be fun to see another Shakespeare movie transposed to modern times while still maintaining the author's dialogue. Unfortunately, the movie fails to succeed in the way other transposed tales have.

I was extremely excited to see Gerard Butler step away from god awful chick flicks, corny one liners, and his possible return to a dramatic role. While he excels at the first two, he unfortunately doesn't get the screen time to once again prove himself worthy as dramatic actor. I know this man can act but he continually fails to get the roles that will further this segment of his career. As usual, Ralph Fiennes out performs the rest of the cast and does a decent job directing an absolutely boring and misguided film.

There are a few scenes of action that kept my attention. Other than that, I cannot give this film a strong suggestion if any at all. This is disappointing because I really wanted to like this movie.