#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gertrude as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet. A passionate romance kindles between the 2 in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince’s wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.
Plot: Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet’s affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.
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Women Love It. Men? Not So Much. Hmmmmmm…
As of this writing, male users have given this film an average rating of 5.8 and female viewers have given this film an average rating of 7.7, so…with that kind of blatant gender divide you know something interesting is going on!
In this film, Ophelia has agency, thinks for herself, affects the narrative of the men around her and is strong and beautiful while she’s doing it. You can imagine how threatening that is to some–ahem–people who prefer their female characters as lampshade tropes fluffing male heroes and hold narratives written by men and the pathetic female characters they create to be sacrosanct. In other words, I suggest you consider the source when you read some of these reviews.
This movie is gorgeous to watch. I mean, really stunning. It’s refreshing to see a film that just celebrates visual beauty. Kudos on the art direction, costumes and makeup. This film was strongest when it matched the original Hamlet narrative with clever twists. Even adding characters not in the original narrative that play “off stage” was interesting and fresh. But changing the plot from the original play during the action of Shakespeare’s play? That pushed the film a bit too far, which is why I deducted 2 stars.
As a lifelong fan of Shakespeare, I thoroughly enjoyed two hours of tweaking the Bard. A long time coming, well done and good fun. I hope we see more of the same with other Shakespeare tales.
A travesty, but OK if you’re looking for “Shakespeare goes ‘Twilight'”
Never mind all the fake early ten-star reviews here–if you can’t tell they’re fake from the writing, click on the person’s handle and you’ll see that inevitably they have never posted about another movie before.
This movie gets five stars for being well-produced, good-looking, professionally acted and crafted. I can’t argue that it would probably entertain less discriminating (and younger) audiences, esp. if they have no prior experience with “Hamlet.” (God help the high school student who one day is going to figure they can skip reading the play and do a book report just from seeing this film.) But if you ARE at all familiar with “Hamlet,” this is is pretty ludicrous. It’s not that it departs from the play in many ways; “Hamlet” is such a ubiquitous classic that it can certainly withstand and even welcome some imaginative, revisionist takes.
(partial spoilers ahead] The probolem is that this particular take is that of a stereotypical current teenage romance-novel-slash-fantasy a la “Twilight” and “Wicked.” Poor Ophelia must of course be a spunky little rebel who only PRETENDS to go mad, won’t let men tell her what to do, and other things that seem more than a bit preposterous for a young lady in a medieval Danish court. Of course Hamlet is ALL about her, in a brooding, lovesick, tormented Robert Pattinson-in-“Twilight” way. Things are manipulated so crazily to make O. the center of this whole story that she even sees the Ghost of Hamlet’s father before he does! Because she is just that special.
Gertrude is made to be bitchy and insecure, reducing Naomi Watts’ performance; Clive Owen is solid as Claudius, and other performances are OK. But it’s distracting that another concession to young audiences is making the court multi-ethnic, as if there were many black people around in 11th-century Denmark or whenever this is supposed to be. It’s not that this is quasi-modernized, which needn’t be a bad thing; it’s that it’s done in such a stereotypical, shallow, trendy fashion that the effect is ultimately kinda laughable.
You can’t say this is really a “feminist” take, because it’s too juvenile in its approach–Ophelia may be somewhat “empowered,” but she’s also the girl whom the Prince himself offers to “walk away from it all” for! She’s supposed to be “tough,” in a sort of Katniss-in-“Hunger Games” way, but she also gets to be Cinderella, too. If you’re getting the feeling from my description that this movie piles up way too many cliches in order to hit the target audience bull’s-eye, you’d be exactly right. But jiudging from the film’s reception so far, obviously you can OVERESTIMATE what your audience presumably wants, and give them so much of it that they feel condescended to. This expensive-looking movie is pretty much going straight to VOD, and that is because it is more 21st-century “Gidget” than “Hamlet.” Doing the story from Ophelia’s point of view was a good idea–and someday, someone may do it right.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (USA)
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Claire McCarthy
Writer Semi Chellas, Lisa Klein, William Shakespeare
Actors Daisy Ridley, Mia Quiney, Calum O’Rourke
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 4 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Camera Arri Alexa XT PLUS, Alexa Mini, Hawk V-Lite and V-Plus Anamorphic Lenses, Angénieux Optimo Anamorphic Zooms
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Codex ARRIRAW (3.4K)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)