Movie Trailer Review
By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
Michael Fassbender is moving up in the world. After a brief but memorable performance in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” he scored a major role in “X-Men: First Class,” portraying the young Magneto. Now, like any handsome British actor, he’s taking the usual route and starring in an adaptation of a romantic Victorian novel. It had to happen sometime.
From the looks of the trailer, it appears that this film will be very visually impressive, with grey landscapes and dark interiors filmed gorgeously. The CGI smoke that appears early in the trailer doesn’t seem to mix well with the quality of the other images, though. Maybe it’s something that will be touched up when the final product is complete.
As far as overall tone goes, this looks like a fairly unique take on the “Jane Eyre” story; for anyone not familiar with the novel, it would be reasonable to assume that this was some sort of Gothic thriller, complete with ghosts and murder. To be fair, the melodramatic approach the trailer takes does spark the interest of the viewer. There have been plenty of sub-par TV adaptations of these types of novels (as well as a few quality ones here and there), and it’s nice to see that someone is taking this material and putting real care into presenting it attractively.
Whether the film will be any good remains to be seen, but with a skilled cast and striking visuals, the trailer has given us reason to believe this will be a strong adaptation.
View the trailer below. Thoughts?