2h 2 minutes
Part 1 & 2 are streaming on PassionFlix
Based on the romantic and beautiful novels by Sylvain Reynard, a film adaption has finally been made by PassionFlix, and honestly? I was pleasantly surprised.
I decided to read the trilogy when finding out that Dante was practically a character itself in the stories. I fell in love with him and Beatrice when I was only six years old thanks to my grandmother who read his works for me instead of actual bedtimes stories that were more suitable for kids, something that I’m extremely thankful for.
I fell in love with his poetic writing and beautiful description of love, so reading a romantic novel where he was mention and quite a huge part of was simply a must for me.
After The Protector though, another movie adaption of the novel with the same title by Jodi Ellen Malpas, I had lost all my faith on the site. It was cringy, awkward to watch, and I couldn’t find myself to enjoy the film because of the bad writing, and I am not going to get into details on the visual, sound, and acting because it was all bad.
However, this one was fantastic, it was everything a fan of the books wished to see, they brought not only the story to life, but they also delivered the most memorable parts from the book and made it so damn good. Every scene brought back every amazing feeling that I had when reading the novel, I remember not being able to put the book away and here I couldn’t close my eyes for a second because I didn’t want to miss anything.
The setting was just how I imagined it in my head with the classical music and they couldn’t have found a more perfect actress to play Julia.
Melanie Zanetti was exactly how I visualized Julia – the Bambi eyes, the petit body figure, her long hair, even her gestures were soft and beautiful, her profile was gentle and delicate, it was great.
Him, look-wise yes, he is hands down the professor, however, I don’t recall from the books him having a thick Italian Accent? Though it bothered me, his acting made up for it – he had nailed the seriousness, the short-tempered, and dominance that the character holds. Brilliantly if I may say so, I could even see him as Gideon Cross if a movie of those books were made as well. He was like an Italian Henry Cavill, plain gorgeous.
The movie was great and I cannot wait for the 3rd part, I can even stretch it and go as far as saying that it was better than the first Fifty Shades adaption – considering that Fifty was made by a gigantic house like Universal, proving that a large budget means nothing without the talent. Kudos to everyone behind this, and thank you for creating it.
The actors here lived up to the description in the book, great script, visual, sound, and they truly stuck to the books.
If you’ve read the books, I am certain you will love it, if you haven’t, you will enjoy it as being a beautiful romance worthy of your time. 6,5/10