Great Expectations

GreatExpectationsUS release date: November 8

Okay, this is back to classic, so it’s ‘Pip’ not ‘Finn.’ This is a version by Mike Newell, the man who made Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, so naturally there will be a lot of greyish rundown houses and manors, and dreary, foggy, England landscapes–also Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Robbie Coltrane. The plot is packed and rushed for screen time economy, slows down a bit for a few unsheddable key scenes at Satis House, and in the next scene, Pip is a grown young man with long hair. Then a few scenes later after his arrival to London, the hair is suddenly short. Years must be go by while we feel almost nothing for Pip, or Estella, as if the movie is expecting us to know the story already so everything can be sufficiently explained by snippets of dialogues and some quick flashbacks.

My Rating: 5/10

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