February 17, 2013
Unlike many who have reviewed this movie, I have the advantage of NOT having read the books so I can review the movie for what it is. It was entertaining. Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson were very good (as always) despite the movie's lack of continuity. The "newer" actors were not too bad either. I did feel like they were trying to cram as much as possible into 1.5 hrs. That doesn't work too well. However, if the movie were longer it would have been too much since it does at times move at a slow pace (and I do mean slow). There are no surprises here, just an OK movie to pass the time by yourself, with friends or a date.
Now for those who have read the books, I get the disappointment, but please keep in mind that very few book/movie adaptations are in alignment. If you just want to see a cute movie that is clean (no gore, language or nudity), I recommend you go. Otherwise, wait for the DVD.
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