This morning I read something that kind of bummed me out: there is going to be yet another movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming Of The Shrew” and Anne Hathaway is supposedly going to star in it.
Ugh. First of all… Hollywood, why can’t you ever make anything original anymore? Why do you have to keep taking old movies or stories that have already been done before, and were done well, and remaking them until you turn a wonderful thing into a horrible thing that everyone can’t even stand looking at anymore? How did that work out for you with The Amazing Spider-Man, huh?
Hollywood, you already made an adaptation of “The Taming Of The Shrew” and it was called 10 Things I Hate About You and it was only one of the greatest teen rom-com’s ever. I don’t care what kind of “different” spin you’re putting on it, you’re still taking old ideas and making them “new” again. Why can’t all of Hollywood be more like Quentin Tarantino, who, okay, is very violent, but who also makes original movies that stand out because they genuinely are new?
Secondly, why does Anne Hathaway have to take over one of my favorite works of Shakespeare? Why is the world doing this to me? Look, I know Anne Hathaway just won a Golden Globe and I know she was nominated for an Oscar for her 20 minute role in Les Miserables, but I can’t get on board with liking her. In my opinion, there are few celebrities who come off as snobby, presumptuous and full of themselves as Anne Hathaway does. I’m sorry. But it needs to be said (and it has).
Let’s just take her recent antics at the Golden Globes into consideration. First of all, she started off her acceptance speech with “blergh.” NO, Ann Hathaway. No. You cannot use Tina Fey’s word in your speech because you and Tina are on completely different levels. Second of all, when Le Miserables won, she felt the need to grab the mic to continue her acceptance speech. The world collectively groaned and said, “Anne Hathaway, get out of here!”
But enough with the Anne Hathaway hate… sort of. All I’m really saying is that I don’t think there needs to be yet another re-imagining of “The Taming Of The Shrew.” Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt got it completely right the first time around. We don’t need Anne in there making things all weird and annoying. Am I the only one hoping this rumor is really just a rumor?
Would you be excited about this movie? Are you a fan of Anne Hathaway? Do you agree with me? Tell me in the comments.