Critics don't seem to be loving the film thus far, but here's a nice summation from Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwarzbaum:
Taymor repositions Shakespeare's mysterious story of magic, revenge, and forgiveness on a strange island by turning the play's vexed sorcerer, Prospero, into a sorceress, Prospera, played by Helen Mirren with moody feminist authority.Personally, I enjoy most Shakespeare adaptations--even the bad ones--and am interested in what Taymor has done with this one.
Here's the film's trailer:
And an interview with Taymor on The Colbert Report:
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