It is not often that movies and books get along. Several books have been made into movies and many times it has not worked. This time, it did.
Directed by Cary Fukunaga, Jane Eyre is a passionate movie that has it all; love, suspense, drama and even comedy. The movie is sure to become a classic, much like the book written by Charlotte Bronte.
The movie profiles main character Jane Eyre, played by Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland). The film depicts what Eyre’s childhood was like, and the audience starts to understand why Eyre acts the way she does. She is not emotional and very rarely smiles. It is clear through the first half of the movie that she cares about people, but even then she rarely shows any sort of emotion.
The movie is full of twists and turns and it is hard to know what will come next. For the first part of the movie it appears that some sort of eerie ghost is haunting Eyre. This brings the suspense factor to the movie and accounts for one of the many twists and turns. Even those who’ve read the book will not expect some of the things that take place.
Eyre is a smart girl constantly seeking independence – and is not afraid to speak her mind. She has been punished many a time for doing so, but she will not be tamed. She is a poor woman, which set her back even further, and limits what she’s supposedly able to do and who she is able to meet and marry. It is fun to watch her stand up to men and other authority figures – especially since the story takes place in the early nineteenth century.
Audiences will love how engaging the movie is both emotionally and logically. When making a movie of such a classic love story, there would be something wrong if it didn’t engage audiences’ emotions. It is hard to watch her grow up, but even harder to watch her life when she is older – if one can call 19 older.
The movie is almost like a riddle and it is hard to sit through the movie without trying to figure it out. The mystery is kept well throughout the whole movie and the secret is almost forgotten about.
Everyone will find something to like about this movie – it is so diverse and ever-changing. Those who have read the book can expect to be surprised and happy with the movie.