Thursday, June 21, 2012

I Have Mixed Feelings About the New Anna Karenina Trailer

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

The movie looks amazing, and Anna Karenina is my favorite novel ever, so I'm pretty much in the tank for this movie already, but:

1. The "screenplay by Tom Stoppard" bit scares me. While he did write a number of great plays and the screenplay for Brazil, he was also responsible for Shakespeare in Love.

2. Aaron Johnson, at age 22, seems a bit young to play Vronsky, who I always thought was at least in his thirties. I might be totally wrong about this, however. Either way, his mustache creeps me out.

3. I don't know, do we need another adaption of Anna Karenina? I think I might have been the only person to see the 1997 version, which opened in five theaters, including the Scottsdale Camelview, for some reason, but it was quite good. Also, there was a BBC miniseries a few years ago, and British television producers do opulence and misery better than anyone.

Mostly, I'm just bothered by the mustache, but I guess I should be glad Baz Luhrmann's not involved and that Kitty Shcherbatskaya isn't singing a song by The Police in the trailer.

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