(UK/Germany, 130 min.)
Dir. Roland Emmerich, Writ. John Orloff
Starring: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Armesto, Joely Richardson, Jamie Campbell Bower, David Thewlis, Rafe Spall, Derek Jacobi.
It is a shame that I already referenced “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing” whilst reviewing Julie Taymor’s disastrous 2010 adaptation of The Tempest. In my lambasting of her film, though, my passion for Miss Taymor’s previous works (especially Titus) caused me to withhold another phrase from said verse of Macbeth. It was a fortunate move, for the title of “a tale told by an idiot” is far more appropriate for Anonymous, the salacious Shakespeare romp by disaster director Roland Emmerich.