Before we start, let me warn you this is going to be more of like a rant. A lot of people may not agree with me and might also be offended. (I’ve been saying it from the day I started a blog, that I will be very fucking honest with my feelings!) If you like Kierra Knightley, now will be a good time to like this post and go. (Yes, I mean now that you’re here, you may as well like this lol)
Pride and Prejudice is my favourite classic ever! I absolutely adore Jane Austen’s writing and of-course, Elizabeth Bennet. So naturally, when I decided to watch the movie adaptation, I knew that it wouldn’t be as good as the book, but what I also didn’t expect was how much of a disappointment it would be!!! I mean ok, the story is there but the choice of characters?! AAHHH DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED! I dont really care about a lot of characters, so I’m only going to discuss those which were an important part of this book.
WHO THE FUCK IN THEIR RIGHT STATE OF MIND THOUGHT THAT KEIRA KNIGHTLEY WILL MAKE A GOOD ELIZABETH BENNET?! I mean, how? and why? NO. JUST NO. Have you seen how she speaks? And Elizabeth’s laugh was never this annoying… And what’s wrong with her hair, dude? Even when she is crying, she is smiling, and when she is smiling, its just…not how I imagined Elizabeth would smile. Even though Keira delivered the same dialogues that were written by Jane Austen, her expressions and delivery didn’t go well with it.
My next favourite character, Mr.Bennet was the greatest disappointment!!! I almost coudn’t believe they picked up Donald Sutherland to be him!
He seems toooooo old like naa-aah no. Where is the aura of wisdom and sarcasm that surrounds him in the book?! AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HANDSOME! But no, instead the director or whoever casted him decided to make Mr.Bennet look like a stupid mug-head! *groans* It is just intolerable!
And oh poor Mr.Darcy! He was umm…mehh.. I so imagined Benedict Cumberbatch to be Mr.Darcy. His expression and attire would be fucking 110% PERFECTION! But then again, all the casting has been pretty much done with a blind-fold. However, I will give credit to Mathew McFayden, for maintaining the no-smiles and stiffness in his character.
And Mr.Bingley… .
I’m sorry I really couldn’t control my laughter when I saw him. Such a stupid looking fellow! I mean he was portrayed as toooo silly and all-smiley-smiles which was plain annoying! His acting was alright, but he looked..hahahaha I just can’t stop HE LOOKED LIKE A JOKE!
Lastly, only Jane Bennet, I could say lived upto the expectations of the book.
Oh waaaaitttt, How can I forget Mr.Colin?! I honestly hated the guy, so I was happy to see that he was made exactly what he was: A people-pleaser dipshit.
*Drinks a glass of water to calm my nerves* Now with the characters out of the way! AAAH.
I AM SO GLAD JANE AUSTEN DID NOT LIVE TO SEE THIS MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE MOVIE THEY CALL PRIDE AND FUCKING PREJUDICE.
There are just soooo many differences, its heart-breaking! Before you all roll your eyes at me with the Oh-what-are-you-whining-about-bitch-movies-are-OBVIOUSLY-not-like-books, I know that already, but this is PRIDE AND PREJUDICE GODDAMIT! It’s very dear to me, so I am sorry (not sorry!) if I’m questioning everything. And my mind WOULD NOT be at peace until I discuss every itty-gritty detail!
The alterations made:
Addition: Out of nowhere, Elizabeth confronted Mr.Darcy about calling her a “tolerable” partner and hurting her pride. She never does that in the book because she is a sensible girl who doesn’t give two fucks about Mr.Darcy’s opinion, unlike our delicate petite Kierra Knightly. (I honestly don’t like her AT ALL)
Scene : The proposal scene (my favourite, too!)
Book: It takes place in the drawing room at Mr.Collins’ abode. And was one of the most subtle, decent and a perfect proposal ever existing in the history of all proposals. No cheesines, no Iloveyou’s and Icantlivewithoutyou shit. Just very smart use of words which were overflowing with love.
Movie: takes place out in the open, I don’t know the fuck where, WHEN IT’S RAINING! Could it BE any stupid-er? I absolutely hate rain love scenes! They are fucking cliche! Oh and how did the directors manage to ruin this perfect scene? By letting Mr.Darcy say the words right out. Like spitting them out. Like there you go bitch, I love you! Ughhhhhhhh. Bloody hell!
Scene: When Elizabeth gets the letter from Jane telling about Lydia’s elopement
Book: Elizabeth is all-alone at Pemberley while her aunt and uncle are out for a walk. Mr.Darcy sees her crying, and he hurts (I know he does!) and sends for his servants to fetch Lizzie’s aunt.
Movie: She receives the letter in front of everyone, and cries in front of everyone! EVERYONE! Lizzie was a smart strong girl who hated making her feelings known!! (I’m sorry but I was rooting for every Elizabeth and Mr.Darcy scene in the book so when they get altered, you can only just imagine by rage!)
Scene: The last walk of Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth from dash to dash when they both declared their love for each other and the event of the very famous dialogue “If your feelings are still the same as they were last April, tell me so, and I would never approach the subject again. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.”
Movie: They removed the walk entirely! Not to mention, their aunt, Mrs.Gardiner, too! I mean c’mon, I really liked her and she should have been given more credit in the movie! It was she and her husband who re-united Elizabeth and Darcy at Derbyshire. (How the fuck do I even remember such details?!!) And aah, again with the stupid I love you. The movie just ruined the “in between lines” classical romance. It was so sad to see that. And Knightley’s acting…..😭
Omggg there’s sooo much more I could say but right now, my hands are hurting and before you all get bored with my rants, I think I should wave my goodbyes for today!
One last thing though:
Yupp, that’s it. I promise no more ranting.
See you all next time with hopefully, a better positive blog post LOL.
Is there any movie adaptation of your favourite book which you guys disliked? What were your thoughts about it? Let me know in the comments below! xx
-Signing off now!