Two movies come out in the next week or two that I'm pretty pumped about. The first is Jane Eyre.
Another remake, sure, but it's a good story that I'm happy to watch again and again. As I've said before, the Brontes are my kind of period dramas, because they have good things like ghosts coming through windows and mad women in attics. These are the important ingredients that are sorely missing in your Jane Austens.
This interpretation of Jane Eyre looks really good, and got a positive review in the Herald on the weekend. Mia Kawa...sowk..swki..something or other looks to be good in the role too. So, as I say, pumped. I'm a bit sad that I'm still only about half way through the book. It's sitting on my dresser tut-tutting me. Remember I got all in to it and drew all those characters? I gotta get back on to that. Anyway, here's a trailer.
And then secondly is a remake of Conan The Barbarian! Oh yeah. I'm not sure if you know, but I have a deep love for Conan. Mainly from comics, but I like the old movies too. This remake could very well be a pile of bog, and I'm prepared for that. But so long as there is a long haired guy swinging a sword, and some sort of evil guy doing sorcery, I'll be happy enough. Here's the trailer.
You know, really Jane Eyre and Conan aren't so different, though you may nod earnestly at the former and roll your eyes at the second. Just two lil' orphans trying to find their way and eek out an existence in this big bad world. One chose to teach a little French girl her lessons, and the other chose to deal out some other kinds of lessons. In pain! They're kindred spirits in many ways.
In fact, I'd be surprised if they'd ever been seen in the same room together, come to think of it..