A naïve young man. A lovelorn artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a dark picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life’s treasures’ takes its toll on the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin.
Let’s just say it wasn’t the masterpiece I was ready to watch when I went to the cinema but at the same time I did enjoy the movie! Probably because “The picture of Dorian Gray” is my favorite book or because I fancy Ben Barnes…
Oscar Wilde was a genius and it was really hard to create a movie based on such a witty and mysterious novel and I enjoyed this attempt.
I enjoyed the gloomy and dark atmosphere (probably a bit too vampiristic… not that I didn’t like that), Ben Barnes was good even if he didn’t look so evil sometimes and Colin Firth is a great actor and I liked his Lord Henry.
I didn’t like Rachel Hurd-Wood as Sybil Vane so much because she was slighty different in the novel.
I loved the portrait… congratulations to the painter!