Focus Features | Release Date: March 11, 2011
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wishmasterNov 6, 2011
Boring, boring, boring, too much sense as false and the dialogue, and I hate the dialogue in verse form. and redeemable only good thing was the performance of Madame Judi Dench and Mia Wasikowska
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andischatzNov 27, 2011
No, I didn't like this movie. But here are the good bits: Dame Judi Dench, Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell. Great costume and set design. And ... er, well, not that much more. The film is boring beyond belief, curiously leaving out someNo, I didn't like this movie. But here are the good bits: Dame Judi Dench, Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell. Great costume and set design. And ... er, well, not that much more. The film is boring beyond belief, curiously leaving out some interesting turns included in the book and even the book's slightly upbeat ending, instead leaving the viewer in a rather dismal mood.
And you know what? All that color desaturation in post is getting sooo old. The whole movie is held in a dreary grey-green color pallette, and even when a sunny summer's day is depicted, one isn't allowed to actually enjoy some nice blue sky or really green grass, so at that point it just looks fake. Color manipulation in post is all well and good, but only as long as you don't notice it and subconsciously accept it. Not the case here. Pity, the story has so much potential, but sadly in this case apparently looks were more important.
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ypomoniJul 5, 2013
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I've seen many film and TV adaptions of the book, but this has got to be one of the worst. It's clinical no emotion whatsoever, especially from Mia Wasikowska. Her portrayal of Jane Eyre is that of a woman who, traumatised by her past experiences, can only go through the motions of everyday life expressionless and do what is told of her. It makes it all the more unbelievable that Rochester (Michael Fassbender) would say he has fallen in love with her because she is "fresh" (young, yes, but stale as 3 week old bread), and able to "regenerate" him (what on earth did he base this assumption on? The fact that he had not seen her smile once?). More scenes seemed equally ridiculous because of this, such as the fact that St John Rivers (Jamie Bell) would call her ambitious (again, what did he base this assumption on? Her lively conversations about her big dreams?). Because it is filmed out of sequence, with a series of flashbacks (whose bright idea was this?) for someone who has no prior knowledge of the book it would seem she acts exactly the same around these two main male characters in her life, again making it hard to guess not why, but actually when did she fall for one and not the other!
As for the rest of the cast, I cannot say they did much better -with the exception of Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax leading me to believe this sterile atmosphere was intentional. Even Fassy seemed to be struggling with his portrayal of Mr. Rocherster, which came across as cranky, and not in that there-must-be-something-else kinda way. Overall, a disappointment.
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