Clearly choosing to shed any of the usual toolkit he works with -- the film is lensed in black-and-white and you're not going to see any explosions -- the results seem to speak for themselves. Shakespeare always seems to have the danger of sounding academic, cold and creaky, but Whedon seems to have found the drama in the dialogue, and the contemporary setting adds a nice bit of jazz to the proceedings. And indeed, our review out of Toronto called it simply "delightful."
See for yourself when it arrives on June 7th. [Collider]