Henry V Reviews
The positive of Shakespeare is that his stories tend to stick with me, as Henry V has since I watched it. I find myself reading more about it, and learning all the little details that were lost in translation the first time. Then I can reexamine the play/film with a fresh perspective and will typically like it a lot more. All the elements are there for me to learn to love this film over time. It takes aspects that I imagine are tough to capture on stage and makes them cinematic, and it has some excellent actors. Kenneth Branagh in particular has a knack for getting to the emotion behind Shakespeare?s poetry and bringing that to the forefront. Most of my complaints are small and relate more to the script which was written centuries before this film was made. I think it?s a strong production and one I will see again someday.