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There are so many gorgeous shots in this movie that demand that you think about them-- what they say about the characters, what emotion they're evoking, their composition-- it practically turns you into a film guy at gunpoint. Tough.
It is really an incredible film with intensely magnetic performances. The actress for Bree is so good at not being either vulnerable or cocky completely in any given moment, and yet of course being both, and the silent sullen morality of…
Mediocre at being a James Bond movie, which is all a James Bond movie can be. Some ok setpieces (liked the Mexico scenes at the beginning ok, e.g., simply for their deranged quality) but mostly fairly halfhearted and boring. Also the attempt to give James Bond Psychology is done both hamfistedly and with less actual emotion than any of the other films I've seen, and he has about -5 chemistry with the lead actress, who seems like his daughter and not merely due to an age gap. Yawn.
Astonishing how bad this movie is.
Like so many other bad films, you can see precisely what they were going for at every moment-- e.g., the claustrophobic camera work is clearly shouting its purpose-- "we are suffocating you the audience, as the subject is being suffocated," the film shouts, as it spends ninety percent of its time either centered wholly on the protagonist's face or on whatever she is supposed to be narrowly focused on.
But even that description shows…
Trash! Made by a guy who clearly likes the idea of pastoral countryside and sunrise and also really doesn't understand anything about Jane Austen at all-- her ironies, her bite, the dry and slightly emotionally removed quality that makes her characters work. She's FUNNY! So funny! This film isn't funny! Lots will be lost when translating any piece of art between mediums but the humor didn't have to go! Also Darcy sort of looks like some sort of fish in this (sad, pale, always slightly wet face). No thank you.