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movie: jane eyre
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seperis
You know, and I say this with deep romantic love, Rochester is a creepy creepster who is creeping creepily. Just. For the record. Oh my God his creeping over Jane. How did I forget how unearthly unsubtle Rochester is? He's not even goddamn trying not to be creepy.

Christ, man, just get a fucking sign that says "I HAVE A CREEPY SECRET WHILE I CREEP OVER YOU, JANE."

"Poor and obscure as you are", how did I completely block out this?

Jane Eyre version with Michael Fassbender, which just makes it weirdly appropriate. It's like, Magneto in the nineteenth century whose mutant power is Creepiness. Creepneto. IDK. And also, not genocidal. I mean, I assume, but I've forgotten a lot of the book, so maybe he leads some kind of--yeah, no idea.

Suffice to say, Creepneto is freaking me out badly.

Oh, strangulation in the church. That's--what the hell.

Wait, I'm about to meet the wife. This is terribly, terribly disturbing.

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It's so scarily accurate it's unreal. *shivers*

Yeah, Rochester is not even slightly subtle. He is just lucky that Jane is pretty much a baby, who has spent the last nine years or so in a highly isolated, abusive and repressive girls' school in the north of England. And even then, she still kind of knows that something's up.

I am always very ambivalent towards Rochester. On the one hand, boy's got issues, and would really benefit from some treatment for his bipolar tendencies. On the other, he at least seems to realize that Jane is the bestest ever, which is more than anyone else in canon does. And she wants him, and Jane (being the bestest ever) should have anyone/anything she wants. So.

And she wants him, and Jane (being the bestest ever) should have anyone/anything she wants. So.

This is pretty much my entire thing right there. Jane is awesome. She should have exactly what she wants. Apparently, it's Rochester. So.

Is the new version worth watching though? I love the Toby Stephens version like crazy and I'm not sure I really want to see this one, despite the fact that I really like Fassbender as an actor.

I've personally always liked Rochester's weird creepy twisted-ness. Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books precisely because of the twisted, disturbing romance. :P

Yes, he basically drips creepy issues, it's awesome. And Fassbender plays him very, very well.

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IT IS SO TRUE AND UNEARTHLY.

At least it's not Wuthering Heights.

Yo, I love Wuthering Heights. It's such glorious melodrama. Just downloaded the Tom Hardy version!

hands down the most accurate review ever.

It is like Rochester's raison d'etre is done brilliantly. He creeps.

I just finished reading "Jenna Starborn" by Sharon Shinn. About 15 pages in I had a weird feeling of deja vu, and realized I was reading a re-working of Jane Eyre - set in a space faring universe.

...seriously?

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I don't think so, but I need to rewatch; I kept leaping for my copy of Jane Eyre trying to remember key plot points. He creeps, though. Dear God, Rochester.

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Now I remember why I love your movie reviews so much. :D He's pretty much Creepneto aka Lying Liar Who Lies No Jane Don't Listen, but I must have blocked out the strangulation, where is that?

I think my favourite Jane Eyre adaptation is still the 2006 BBC one.

In the church he starts strangling the younger of the two guys that coem to stop the wedding. It's--weirdly hilarious.

CREEPNETO. YES. SO MUCH.

I watched this with my mom. We have watched ALL THE OTHER JANE EYRE movies together (there's like 3) and THIS ONE has the creepiest Mr. Rochester. CREEPIN' AWAY LIKE A CREEPERFACE.

Mind you, that didn't stop me from enjoying it a hell of a lot.

But I was like HOOOOOLY INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING FOR VICTORIAN TIMES BATMAN for a lot of the movie.

But I was like HOOOOOLY INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING FOR VICTORIAN TIMES BATMAN for a lot of the movie.

Oh my God WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT? He was creeping her up every time she was in range of his creepy hands!

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