There's a group on facebook called, "The new Pride and Prejudice movie broke my heart." Here's the group's description:
"Okay. Keira Knightly is cool. Really. And we understand how a six-hour movie can be tedious. We even acknowledge that we enjoyed it in moderation.
But if you believe that the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie was obnoxiously Hollywood-ized, slander against Elizabeth Bennet, severely lacking in accurate costuming, a parody of every character except Lizzy and Darcy, and generally ridiculous, please acknowledge so.
Item 1: The movie paints Elizabeth Bennet as extremely willful and headstrong, rather than a mature character who rises above the "inferiority of her connections."
Item 2: Who said anything about Darcy first proposing in a rainstorm? More romantic, perhaps, but verging on the ridiculous. Back then, that would have verged on the improper. No, Darcy proposed in a parish, and while this may be less romantic, Hollywood had no need to dirty the proposal scene by over-romanticizing it.
Item 3: A pig ran through the house. A pig. The Bennets were poor, but they were not living in a sty.
Item 4: The need to compact a long story into a two-hour movie is not enough justification to cause every character to talk at speeds that verge on breaking the speed of sound.
Item 5: No one, not even Matthew McFayden, can ever replace Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. Enough said. "
I think it's funny.
Note: The fact that "no one...can ever replace Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy" (as mentioned in item 5) doesn't mean that I think Mr. Joel Nisbett didn't do an excellent job portraying Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. He did a marvelous, fantastic job! Colin Firth had a really unfair advantage over Joel and Matthew McFayden. Joel and Matthew McFayden were pretending to be Mr. Darcy. Colin Firth is Mr. Darcy....