Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Pride and Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy (2003)

Scale 0-10 0=none 10=Ultimate
Immodesty = 2
Violence = 1
Language = 1
Sex = 0
Plot = 8
Action = 4
Suspense = 2
Character Development = 5
Plot Development = 5

It was a good movie. Not great, but good.

I'm not sure if they were trying to translate the book into LDS culture like Bride and Prejudice with Indian culture or if they just wanted to do a modern story with LDS characters.

If they wanted to compare and contrast LDS culture with Victorian culture I think they shouldn't have cut out the parts of the book dealing with the pressures family was putting on them to get married.

If they wanted to just show LDS characters in a modern version of the book they could've done more justice to the LDS characters. The only characters to stand by their LDS values were portrayed as geeks. Again, as I said above, they could've done more with the original story.

I'm glad to see more movies being made showing LDS culture. I applaud those who are putting the effort into making LDS culture movies. Hopefully more interest, better distribution option, and more inexpensive production technology will make more of these movies possible and also make it possible to make them better.

No comments: