Kenneth Branagh’s take on Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which is set in 19th Century Japan (but, as far as my research reveals, features no prominent Asian characters), airs for the first time in the US tonight on HBO.
I’ve tried for months to make some sense of this retahded new adaptasian– Is there any clever significance at all to the Japanese setting? Are there actually any Japanese people in it? Okay, are there any Japanese people that aren’t in the background? Does Branagh just do these kinds of things to piss me off? And the answers are: not really, not so much, mmmno, possibly yes.
How do I like it? Preferably on mute. Or “off.”
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