I recently saw the new version of Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, and Michael Fassbender. I loved it! I had never read the book by Charlotte Bronte, or seen other adaptations, so this was my first delve into the life of Miss Eyre. I really like the idea of doing more formal reviews on this blog, and I am going to set up a format starting now that will hopefully help to provide the review with some sugar and spice. Ooh, and maybe some of everything nice!
I thought the cinematography and editing were amazing. The movie is really a work of art. I would love to see some of those moments as still photographs. The cinematographer was Adriano Goldman and he is exceptional. I would love to see more of his artistic ventures.
Beautiful shot of Jane on the run. Love the tree.
I never knew what Jane Eyre was about, and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the plot-line! It was very layered and interesting and it was fascinating to learn about life in that time period. It was slightly slow in the beginning, but not terribly so, but the last 40 minutes or so really picked up. I think I would like to read the original now. We read Wuthering Heights, by her sister Emily Bronte, in English class, and I struggled through that. I quite enjoyed the story, but the pace and the language were a little too thick for me. I will definitely try to tackle Jane Eyre, though. I am not going down without a fight!
This cast was amazing! I have always loved Mia Wasikowska, however hard it may be to say/remember her last name. She was awesome in Alice in Wonderland, and I looooooved her in The Kids Are Alright. She was perfect as Jane, and I cannot wait to see what's next for her.
I love that Jamie Bell was in it, because he is Billy Elliot from the movie! He's so grown up now! He was superb in this movie, because I loved him and felt for him in the beginning, but by the end, I hated him and thought he was scummy. Great acting.
The girl who played young Jane was really talented. Her name is Amelia Clarkson, and I definitely can see a bright future for her. *SPOILER ALERT* The scene where she falls asleep next to her dying friend was so moving and her response to being carried away was gut-wrenching.
Judi Dench was flawless, as per usual. I just wanted her to be my grandmother. She's awesome. Michael Fassbender was good. Nothing too extraordinary, in my opinion but good for the part. There were moments when he was the spitting image of Ewan McGregor, and I would silently freak out. Ewan has a very special place in my heart because of the glory that is Moulin Rouge.
Doesn't he look JUST LIKE Ewan McGregor? Ahh!
The writing was awesome. I don't know how much, if any, came straight from Charlotte, but her clever ideas are definitely there. Lots of snappy, subtle, intelligent back-and-forth dialogue that I loved. Lots of interesting views on the world also. Jane was very interesting and smart in her responses to questions. Loved it.
I am very satisfied with this movie. I recommend everyone go see it. It's not really the kind of movie I want to see over and over but it's definitely worth a trip to the theater. I give it 4.2 stars out of 5.
Love this poster. Very pleasing to the eye. Love the graphics and the photos and the font and the colors and everything about it!
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