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Šiandien pažiūrėjau naująją “Anna Karenina“, prisėdau parašyti trumpos recenzijėlės, o gavosi cielas kūrinys. Kadangi pastaruoju metu cieli rašytiniai kūriniai man pavyksta ne taip ir dažnai, jaučiu poreikį jį paskelbti čia. Tik, soriukas, angliškai. Beje, Akvile, jau sugebėjai šitą pažiūrėti iki galo? 😉
Dear Keira… What a gorgeous, exquisite face you have, and what a huge disservice it does to your acting. I’m in no position to know if you’re actually able to refrain from pouting and sticking your chin out when no one is watching you, but this is really distracting in each of your roles. Having said that, all the pursed lips and wrinkled nose seem rather appropriate for Anna Karenina, the ultimate anti-heroine who threw her own life away and caused immense pain to people around her for the sake of a whim she called love.
The movie is a visual treat: lush, poetic and more Russian than I could have ever expected. The theatrical setting was a bit annoying at first, but once I got used to it, it worked nicely. Domhnall Gleeson stole every scene he was in, quite different from the Levin I imagined while reading the novel but still very effective. And Jude Law! The apollonic Dickie Greenleaf finally gave way to an all grown-up man whose Karenin is dull, bureaucratic and completely heart-breaking.
On the other hand, Aaron Taylor-Johnson was a walking peroxide disaster. Of course, Vronsky is not the most likable character on Earth, but seriously, what was that all about? Is that the dashing prince charming someone could madly fall in love with, or a college student trying to look all experienced and mysterious by donning a stick-on moustache whose colour does not match his hair?
Overall, I enjoyed Anna Karenina much more than I had expected. It’s simply beautiful to watch, although not without a fault. I’m feeling slightly guilty for giving it the same rating as Django Unchained, but what is rating if not subjective?