This latest version looks like it’s going to hold true to the original story, Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love, then Romeo kills Tybalt and Paris, and then the two lovers die. So, again I ask, why are they re-making it? My answer is pretty simple. It’s because they need the newest hot guy to play Romeo.
Seriously, what other possible reason is there? In 1936, Romeo was played by Leslie Howard. He also played Ashley, the guy Scarlett originally falls for in Gone with the Wind. In 1954, Romeo was played by Oscar Nominee, Laurence Harvey. In 1968, Romeo was played by a not so well known, but certainly handsome for his time, Leonard Whiting. Then, in 1996, the version most of us will remember, Romeo was played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
I know what you’re all thinking now, his name is Douglas Booth, the newest Romeo, and as Emma Watson says, he is ‘offensively attractive’. Basically, he’s an up-and-coming teen heartthrob. But words really cannot do justice to this most recent actor to join the Romeo Ranks, so I’ll let you see for yourself…
"Parting in such sweet sorrow..."