A movie I didn’t really have plans on watching but now I have watched, I’m quite glad I did.
I want to start by saying I went into this movie completely blind. Before this movie came to Netflix I’d never even heard of Rebecca so I had no idea what I was going into and really I’d say it’s a mixed bag.
The costume design, sets, atmosphere and cinematography was gorgeous! It was so pleasing to the eye and it really made the whole scenario feel so real and that’s probably the best thing I can say about this movie. Because, really, I didn’t know what to expect with this movie and when it got to moments that I thought were fascinating they just ended up being a bit underwhelming.
So most of the movie was this whole build up about who Rebecca was and what happened to her and how the people around her are coping with the loss but there wasn’t much excitement there, it was quite cold and slow and didn’t really give me anything.
To me the way Netflix marketed this movie was always like a ghost story and to me it just wasn’t that. It was interesting yes, but it wasn’t anything special. Unfortunately while I thought it was a gorgeous movie the actual storyline just felt a bit drab and long for me, especially it being over two hours it just seemed to carry on forever.
And then the last 45 minutes happened and things started to amp up but then, much like the rest of the movie, the second things started to build that storyline ended and it all became very anticlimactic. It left me thinking ‘wow we could’ve delved into that point so much deeper, why didn’t we?’
I read online that the ending was changed in comparison to the book and so I did do a quick Wikipedia to read the book ending and I won’t lie, that doesn’t sound too exciting either. So unfortunately for me while I had no intention of watching this movie and in some ways I’m glad I did, I don’t think it’s one I would watch again because it was just a bit too slow and a bit too melancholy for me.
What do you think?
Until next time.