When it comes to been a Roland Emmerich movie nothing is straight forward, if it isn’t the world been destroyed by aliens or nature its political turmoil that could destroy a icons reputation. That icon is William Shakespere and ANONYMOUS which plays on the conspiracy theory that England’s great bard may not be responsible for all the great works he’s written but the 17th Earl of Oxford, Edward de Vere (Rhys Ifans). The movie is set in the backdrop of Elizabethan England and the Essex Rebellion that plotted against her and Do you beleive this Theory?
If Emmerich is serious about it it could leave egg on his face but for entertainment value it does look very good movie. If your looking for the grand epic scale movie we expect from a Emmerich movie it is there but not as grand as his disaster movies. I do love the use of Radiohead song in this movie Everything in its right place a song we last heard used in Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise, a song that plays on the theory too.
Anonymous boasts a wonderful cast which includes Rhys Ifans, Xavier Samuel, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Vanessa Redgrave, Derek Jacobi, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg and we can catch this movie when it comes out on September 30th.
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.