This is Shakespeare with guns & gangs & hawaiian shirts.
But don't worry, there are still balconies & knights in shining armor.
Baz Luhrmann films are usually kind of a spectacle, & Romeo + Juliet is no exception.
I love the candles, & the angels everywhere...
I love the music & the colours.
I don't love it when Claire Danes cries, because it reminds me of Beth in Little Women.
Seriously. Don't cry, Beth!
And also, don't die.
I realize resetting Romeo + Juliet in 1996 California was kind of a love/hate thing.
But whatever you think of Baz Luhrmann's style, you have to admit he goes all out...
...which is kind of fitting for the most tragic of all love stories.