Written August 29, 2015
I liked the story line, the special effects, and acting. I didn't care for the ending. It felt like it needed more. I will buy it on DVD, just not until it is on sale.
Oh, this movie is great for 13+ years old viewers. I did take my 12 year old, but thought it was a bit risky in a few scenes.
Written May 22, 2015
I did not read the books and so I do not try to compare this movie to any preconceived notions from a book. The movie worked well as a movie.
Written December 26, 2014
If you've read the books and are hoping for a movie version of the interesting, funny and heartwarming love story of Ethan and Lena, you will not get it. The movie is so unlike the book that "loosely based" is generous. There are major plot changes, important characters missing, alteration of characters...it's just an entirely different story. On top of it, the casting was terrible. "Emily Asher" and "Link" were the only two characters cast fairly well. And, although Alden E. looks nothing like "Ethan Wate", he was adorable and likeable. Those three characters are the only thing that slightly saved the movie from absolute awfulness.
And the movie itself, even if I had not read the book, was confusing and poorly written. I READ the book and didn't understand the "curse" in the movie (especially because it was so different from the book).
Despite some good actors and a few funny one-liners, do not bother seeing this if you want to see the movie version of the book.
Written March 30, 2015
This was not too bad of a movie for people who have NOT read the book. For those who have, speaking for myself, I felt it could have been much better. It was as if the director's skimmed the book and transposed the 'gist' of it into a movie. I think they also had a low budget to work with which is why one of the main characters in the book (Marian) was not present and Amma filled two roles.
Written August 04, 2015
This is a supernatural teenage love story [No , It's not a 'Twilight' sequel] that takes place in South Carolina [But , It could be trying to attract the 'Twilight' audience] . It's based on a series of books [4 , to the best of my knowledge] about a 15 year old girl that is a witch [but they prefer the term , Caster] and on her 16th birthday , she becomes either good or evil [there is a countdown of the days on her wrist that looks like a tattoo] . Alice plays the young Caster that falls in love with Alden but is afraid that she will hurt him when she changes [she is afraid she will turn evil] . Jeremy is her protective uncle and Emma plays the mother of one of Alden's friends .
If you like the 'Twilight' movies you should enjoy this one , too [I thought it was a little better than the 'Twilight' movies] . I would probably buy this on DVD .