mp’s rating: 2.5/5
I was disappointed, really, because I always like a classic movie (movies like Pride and Prejudiced or Atonement). I though I would be witnessing a classic love story which took place in an era different than mine, with a grandeur language and a different expression of love. I was wrong.
I didn’t read the novel, but maybe if I did, I would understand more of the story.
Jane Eyre has a dark childhood, her parents were dead, and her aunt despised her. She was not accepted by her society, and she grew alone in solitude, not knowing anything about love, trust, and family. After she became a governess at Mr. Rochester’s place, she then fell in love with her cold-hearted master. Mr Rochester also fancied her, but he has a dark secret that no one knew.
I re-read my paragraph and it sounds good, but the truth is, the movie is not. Even if Jane Eyre has a dark childhood, the movie only shows a glimpse of what has happened, and her emotions and feelings were not portrayed as clear. And I have no idea why she has fallen in love with Mr Rochester. Is it because she is a naive girl who hasn’t really experienced a company of a man? Or is there something in Mr Rochester? (which is not portrayed in the movie as well). And why has Mr Rochester become cold? Did anything happen in the past? And why does the secret of the master – a weird secret, becomes a huge matter towards the society?
I have too many unanswered questions, and when I looked back at the movie, trying to figure out what is wrong, I guess the plot is not strong enough for a layman like me, who never really know anything about Jane Eyre, to understand fully about who Jane Eyre really is – what has happened that shaped her as she is, and why does she behave the way she does.
I do not recommend this movie to be watched, as I am quite disappointed myself.