Having read the novel and saw Alec Guinness's excellent portrayal of George... I also quite liked this version. Oldman had a great take on the character. Worthy successor to Sir Alec. It did one thing I appreciated which was move the story along a bit quicker than either the book or tv series. I think that helped my husband for who this was his first encounter with this story. My one complaint however is what's up with the darn sound systems these days. Or are actors now trained to mumble their dialogue. I have a pretty good ear for accents and even I found it hard to catch everything that was said. Hubby missed bits of dialogue entirely. Since I've seen Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Colin Firth in other things and had no trouble understanding them... I'm going with these bigger sound systems that work well for blasting the audience with sound but maybe not so well for straight quiet dialogue.
|7/10||ltmcdies@ - 16 reviews|
5.2.2012 - age: 50+
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