Preview, Daisy Ridley is the last to know “That Hamlet boy? He ain’t right.” As “Ophelia”

A little Bastardized Bard to start your day?

A lot of talent was drawn to this interesting idea in the “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” vein.

“Star Wars” weak sister Daisy Ridley has the title role, as Prince Hamlet’s cruelly misused lady love “Ophelia.”

I like the idea behind this retelling of the tragedy of “The Melancholy Dane.””George MacKay is Hamlet, Clive Owen is Claudius and Naomi Watts is Gertrude, and Ridley gets to show us something more than the dainty English rose who’s supposed to be all tough and space-experienced in the J.J. Abrams “Star Wars” movies.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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