August 16th, 2011

movie // pride // murder

Jane Eyre (2011)

Just a quick movie review cause it's already past my bedtime, and I intend to read some more Hunger Games before sleep.

Watched the new, Mia Wasikowska version of Jane Eyre. Collapse )

Jane has never been one of my favorite heroines. Can you call someone a heroine who doesn't do much of her own accord? Okay, so she was a spunky little kid and she had the wherewithal to advertise for a position (the 2006 version illustrated that better), but otherwise... every time I read the book or watch a movie version, I feel worse and worse for her. I was raised on Austen, and okay, maybe Elizabeth and Anne and Elinor aren't out there kicking ass and taking names, but it never felt like they were just being buffeted around by the winds of chance like poor Jane. And I feel bad for beating up on her, because she can't help how she was written, but there you go. :D
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