- From A. O. Scott's review of Joss Whedon's charming Much Ado About Nothing
"Much Ado was shot cheaply and quickly while the director was occupied with the mighty labor of The Avengers, and it is in every way superior to that bloated, busy blockbuster. Also shorter. Do not suppose that this is reflexive literary snobbery or a preposterous apple-and-orange comparison. Shakespeare’s knotty double plot, propelled by friendships, rivalries and a blithe spirit at once romantic and cynical, is a better vehicle for Mr. Whedon’s sensibilities than the glowering revenger’s tale that every superhero movie is forced, these days, to become."