The other night J and I had a movie night! We love watching movies, but not so much going out to see them. We often wait for movies to be released for home viewing before watching them. So we made some popcorn, had a cocktail of two, and had an evening.
We watch Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska as Edith, a young woman who lives in Buffalo with her father played by Jim Beaver, in Buffalo, NY during Victorian times. She has dreams of becoming a published writer (not unlike me!). She meets a mysterious stranger at her Father’s office, whom has a business proposition for him. This stranger, Thomas Sharpe, a Baronet from Cumbria, England, brought to life by Tom Hiddleston, and his sister Lucille, find their way into the local society. The film also stars Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain
Thomas and Edith develop an infatuation, and he proposes marriage. Edith’s father does not agree. I don’t want to give away anything but the rest of the film, kind of goes as expected… Meaning I saw all of what unfolds coming from a mile away. I will follow that up with the film looked amazing, it is very well shot, the CGI looked great. The sets were expansive, and very well decorated. And if this story was written as a book, I think it may have been more enjoyable for me. I feel like the story just started to lack, and the “scary” bits at times were laughable. Like Edith says, it’s a story with ghosts, not a ghost story. But it’s also not much of a love story either.
I was really looking forward to seeing this film, it had the makings of a whole hell of a lot of things I really enjoy, but it fell short. It’s not a movie I will be watching again. But, there will be other great films that will come my way, and I may share my thoughts on some other new releases. This film 2/5, based on how well it was shot, and the CGI, everything else meh. And on that note, it’s time to end!
All for now,
Title from: Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls