At first, I didn't really think we needed a new film version of Emma. Actually, I still don't think we need another Emma, but I'm happy that we do have one. I went ahead and pre-ordered the new mini-series from Amazon and I rarely, if ever, buy movies. I figured that I'd want to have this one on hand for cold weather and cozy knitting and I was right. I watched it this last weekend and although I don't like it as much as the 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow version, I did like this one very much. It's so bright and cheery. There's so much color and I did like this new Mr. Knightley.
On a side note, I wonder why Mr. Darcy always gets so much attention when it's Mr. Knightley who's the most appealing man in all of Jane Austen's novels.
Overall, I enjoyed it immensely even if it's a little less funny and charming than the Gwyneth Paltrow version. Oh, I definitely prefer Ewan McGregor as Frank Churchill than the new Frank (I don't know his name.) By the way, does anyone out there prefer the Kate Beckinsale version of Emma? I think that one came out at nearly the same time as Gwyneth's, but I really didn't like it very much and I only saw it the one time while I've seen Gwyneth's too many times to count. Anyway, Romola Garai makes a fine Emma and it's immensely enjoyable. It's beautifully filmed and the color is just so rich. Just grab some tea and knitting and enjoy a cozy afternoon!