31 December 2019 | dtrani
One of the better remade stories of the year.
Little Women is a film that touches on the different culture that was present during the Civil War era. It gives us a unique story that revolves around four sisters who stuck together during the hardships of their life.
Out of all the movie remakes that have been made recently, I would have to say that this is probably one of the most satisfying ones of the year.
This film is not only a remake but also based on a book. Making a film like this is very hard, due to people wanting to compare it to both the book and the previous movie that was based on it. But somehow this film succeeds in what it tries to be.
I came into the theater not expecting much. I watched the trailer and thought it felt too modern and political (which I hate movies that are very political). Turns out that the film was actually very well-made. Although the film did have politics and social issues taking place, it blended with the time period so I found it appropriate.
The film also had great cinematography which I found to be very eye-catching. The use of composition and color was well done and appealing to watch. The use and structure was something I thought very impressive as well. For many scenes they always started with a wide shot, which would cut into a closer shot. And then another closer shot. I thought it was nice that they chose to start out wide and gradually zoom in through with editing, which is my last point.
The editing is most likely the star of the film. The way they cut back and forth from the past and the present without confusing the audience came to be impressive. Structurally, the editing is very consistent and feels very purposeful with every cut back and forth. I honestly think that this is the most impressive part of the film.
Overall the film was very attractive and very rarely did I lose its attention during the runtime.