Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Great expectations Review


FAKE EXPECTATIONS

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, Ewen Bremner, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams, Holliday Grainger

Director: Mike Newell

Genre: Drama

OVERALL PRIYA RATING: 6/10

A movie based on a Charles Dickens classic which I've read several times over, and loved.

To the few who do not know the plot of this novel, it's about a poor blacksmith boy, Pip, who manages to inherit a great fortune to become a "gentleman" In his journey he meets several different individuals including the wealthy Miss Haversham (his guardian) who holds a tragic past, her adopted daughter, the beautiful Estella who Pip falls in love with, and Magwitch an escaped convict.

A good adaptation of the book, however I wouldn't say it's the best. Apart from Miss Haversham's character I couldn't quite connect with the different individuals of the movie.

Estella, Holliday Grainger, looked just like Kate Winslet from Titanic :P

Miss Haversham was mind blowing.

It lacked the Je Ne Sais Quoi factor, despite the brilliant acting and cast.

I think the problem here is the fact that there already several adaptations of this novel including tv shows and other movies which made this one a little more predictable and vanilla.

One time watch but not a waste of time.

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