Funny, clever and historically inaccurate, Bill is certainly a comedy that you wouldn’t want to miss.
So, what’s the story? Set in his “lost years”, William ‘Bill’ Shakespeare is struggling to achieve his dream of becoming a playwright in London. Meanwhile, Philip II of Spain is hatching a ‘Plan B’ plan to murder Queen Elizabeth I and to restore England as a Catholic country again. Then, ciaos breaks lose when the two men meet. It’s up to Bill to save the day, but will he be able to save the Queen in time? You’ll have to watch to find out.
The storyline is very creative. Although it is unknown about Shakespeare before he made it big as a playwright, the way the film is portrayed is a classic; very traditional Horrible Histories fashion. As a teenager, I was obsessed with the television shows. It was the one to watch at Secondary school and I fell in love with the show from the very beginning to the end. Watching Bill brought back so many memories and it was pleasure to see the cast again, only this time, they were on the big screen. 😉
The cast are funny, talented and spectacular. As well as the amazing H.H team, we’ve also got the chance to see more film stars including Damian Lewis, his wife Helen McCrory and Justin Edwards. They delivered an inclusive, comedic environment where every member of the cast has a turn to portray more than one character from the famous to the ordinary. Each character is the icing on the cake – they’ve been remarkable and fascinating to see. Some times, they are hardly recognisable. There are no more words to describe this wonderful cast; they are very, very good. 🙂
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Bill and give it a 9.5 out of 10. I highly recommend watching it either in the cinema or when it comes out on DVD. However if you are a parent of very small children or children who are not used to violence or blood, I strongly recommend you to watch with them because there are a couple of scenes of them.