This current heatwave is melting my brain a bit, which I'm using as an excuse to not write a "review" for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing which I was luckily and happily able to see last night at BAM. Seeing an advanced screening to a highly anticipated film is exciting enough, but to also get the director for a Q & A afterwards is just priceless ESPECIALLY when it's someone you've worshiped for years. Look at the blurry pictures I took of the man himself:
He was charming, witty, and thoughtful. The fan questions were mostly civil and smart. I was sitting about six rows from the stage and was in direct eye-line with Whedon. So imagine how I felt when a girl right behind me asked him a question and he seemingly looked straight AT me. I was screaming on the inside.
So with all of that said, if I ever do write a review to Much Ado About Nothing, you can tell how severely biased I might be. Not only do I love the director, but the cast (full of beloved actors from his other projects) is great as well. In fact, I am astonished that more of them aren't bigger stars like Amy Acker and Fran Kranz. And so I will simply say that the film is utterly delightful. Just a wonderful time from start to finish, hilarious and full of charm. It most likely won't make Avengers-sized bank, but I implore everyone to watch it.