Film Review: Crimson Peak

-Title: Crimson Peak
-Series: None
-Directed by: Guillermo del Toro.
-Written by: Guillermo del Toro.
-Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom   Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver.
-Written by: Guillermo del Toro.
-Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom   Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver.
-Genre: Gothic, Horror, Romance.
-Age Group: +16
-Source: Netflix
-Rating: 4/5



In Buffalo, New York, 1887, American heiress Edith Cushing (Sofia Wells), the young daughter of wealthy businessman Carter Cushing (Jim Beaver), is visited by her recently deceased mother’s black, disfigured ghost who warns her, “Beware of Crimson Peak.” Fourteen years later in 1901, Edith (Mia Wasikowska), a budding author, meets Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), an English baronet who has come to the United States with his sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain), to seek investors for his clay-mining invention. Unimpressed with Sharpe’s previous failures to raise capital, Cushing rejects Thomas’s proposal. Edith’s mother’s spirit once again visits her, bearing the same warning.

A brief assessment of Crimson Peak. One of the various tangled gothic tales of affection, which I discovered it as the most passionate. Hence, I have a view of the love tale.

Our protagonist Edith Cushing, played by Mia Wasikowska, was smoothed by the delicious display of Victorian-romance. Breathing in an American society but her heart was swept elsewhere by the myths of terror and romance. As we recognise, she wished to be the Mary Shelley of her age. She grew entangled in a love fantasy with Thomas Sharpe played by Tom Hiddleston, who was out of one of her favourite fairy tales. Including a dark sister who serves as a genuine Lady Macbeth.

I suspect why she gives up for Thomas Sharpe, not the smart Dr Alan McMichael played by Charlie Hunnam. Who won’t settle for a man-of-art? Dr Alan McMichael devotion to Edith with each step of her way.

For me, Dr Alan McMichael was a catch. A young, handsome physician who is rich and his mother is a creature of horror. What not to admire? I wish if Edith would have allowed time to appreciate that he was composed of the same visionary-soul as herself. But young women are settling for the wrong man keen on moving them to England and later execute their murder act. Point line, girls love the flutter of dark mysterious excitement with a fellow who has recently manifested out of his coffin to accompany them for a waltz.

But mark my words, I would be all over Dr Alan McMichael. I should write a fan fiction about it.

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