Call of Duty: Cringelanus 2
A strange adaptation of Coriolanus set in a hypothetical modern city state echoing ancient Rome which is engaging in urban border skirmishes with a neighboring state. The States seem to take historical inspiration from Balkan countries; the scenes showing Rome's senate were filmed in The Serbian Parliaments building. Characters speak in Shakespearian English and mock-Latin graffiti is used to style to urban settings. Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler give good performances, but can't save the film from the Frankenstein production that it is, seeing the two main enemies engage in urban squad warfare on the level of a Call of Duty Death match game while speaking in prose is cringe and the rest of the film, with its many dialogue scenes, is at best silly.
Jan 30th 2023
This review was posted from the Isle of Man or from a VPN in the Isle of Man.