Anna Karenina

Review: Anna Karenina

31 Jan 13

Head still spinning

So looked forward to this one - and it was as promised stunning in every respect. There is a but though - but what was all that story breaking theatre stuff?? Clever - yes, arty - yes, visually astounding, stunning even - yes, anything to do with the story - no. I think the storyline was strong enough to stand alone and all the theatre backdrop did was confuse and annoy me and reduced the real story to a fantasy as well and it deserved so much more than that. This could have been an epic aka Dr Zhivago but I think it missed the mark despite some stellar performances. Worth a watch but not 5 stars in my book.