Watch: Anna Karenina 2012 123movies, Full Movie Online – In 1874, in the Imperial Russia, the aristocratic Anna Karenina travels from Saint Petersburg to Moscow to save the marriage of her brother Prince Oblonsky, who had had a love affair with his housemaid. Anna Karenina has a cold marriage with her husband, Count Alexei Karenin, and they have a son. Anna meets the cavalry officer Count Vronsky at the train station and they feel attracted by each other. Soon she learns that Vronsky will propose to Kitty, who is the younger sister of her sister-in-law Dolly. Anna satisfactorily resolves the infidelity case of her brother and Kitty invites her to stay for the ball. However, Anna Karenina and Vronsky dance in the ball, calling the attention of the conservative society. Soon they have a love affair that will lead Anna Karenina to a tragic fate..
Plot: In Imperial Russia, Anna, the wife of the officer Karenin, goes to Moscow to visit her brother. On the way, she meets the charming cavalry officer Vronsky to whom she is immediately attracted. But in St. Petersburg’s high society, a relationship like this could destroy a woman’s reputation.
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Irritating Format and Serious Miscasting
If your prime reaction to a film is one of disappointment there are usually some good reasons. My principal response to this version of a great and well-known story is one of irritation. The overblown theatrical format of the film gets in the way of character and dramatic development, to the point where you’re aware of a director proclaiming “aren’t we clever with the way we’re staging this?” instead of admiring the straightforward and competent telling of a story. I’m not saying all films have to be constructed in a conventional manner, but when the form overtakes the substance something has gone wrong.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Count Vronsky is a piece of serious miscasting. Instead of looking like a great lover and sure temptation for wavering Anna,he looks like some feeble dandy with his foppish shock of dyed curly blonde hair which makes him look quite ridiculous. How on earth Anna could fall for such a creepy-looking guy is beyond most viewers I would submit.
Keira Knightley does the best she can, despite looking most of the time like she’s attending a fashion shoot. The character of Anna requires portrayal of a tragic life which she doesn’t quite achieve. However, the whole film fails to convey the grandeur of Tolstoy’s vision, so she’s let off the hook by the film’s general levity and lack of substance.
no heat no chemistry
It’s 1874 Imperial Russia. Aristocratic Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) has a cold marriage to Count Alexei Karenin (Jude Law). They have a son. She falls for dashing cavalry officer Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
This is the latest interpretation of the classic novel. There is no doubt that this is a good looking film visually but the actors don’t have enough chemistry. All the acting is stiff and mannered. I can’t find the required heat between Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. It’s tiresome.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Joe Wright
Writer Tom Stoppard, Lev Tolstoy
Actors Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 33 wins & 53 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, London, UK (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, London, UK
Film Length 3,549 m (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema