Written September 02, 2014
I kept getting a sense of deja-vu. I even knew the ending; or close enough to it. I did not read this fabulous book mentioned in reviews. The movie was worth my time and money. Will I see it again or rent it? Nah. The special effects were tops. I would have loved seeing the southern version of the Addams Family house more and maybe it should have been a little longer. Thumb's up movie-goers.
Written October 22, 2014
Knowing Alfre Woodard & Jeremy Irons made this one of interest, along w/ the magical aspect.
I enjoyed the film more than I expected. There were moments of humor that got good (appropriate) chuckles from the audience. Not too teen-angsty.
I kept thinking though, that I was looking at a relation of Leonard DeCapprio in the male lead.
Written February 18, 2013
Went and saw this movie with my husband on Valentine's Day, and was extremely disappointed. Hubby liked it, but he didn't read the books. I read all 4 books and I think that's why I didn't like it as much. The books are so much better, than the movie. I went and saw it a second time with my mom last night, and thought it wasn't that bad. Is it better than Twilight or Harry Potter? No. Would I buy the movie? Probably, since I have the books. Those of you who haven't read the books, please watch the movie, before you read them. You will be disappointed by all the scenes that should have been in the movie, but were cut out or not filmed at all.
Written February 21, 2013
This was the worst movie I have ever seen made from a book. The people did not fit. The story was ruined. Amma was not the librarian, The death of Macon was not done correctly.
The book of moon's was not found in that way. Lena drove a hearse. Important people were left out.
DID THE PERSON WRITING THE SCRIPT EVEN READ THE BOOK? I DON'T THINK SO. AND CERTAINLY NOT ANY OF THE OTHER BOOK'S. IMPORTANT PEOPLE WERE LEFT OUT.
ALL I CAN SAY IS TRASH.
IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK'S, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THE MOVIE, IT IS A REAL DISAPPOINTMENT.
Written September 21, 2014
If you never read the book, you will probably like the movie. If you read the book, don't bother - You will be disappointed!!!! Hoping they don't make the other books into movies without sticking to the story. If really want to see it - wait for it to get to Redbox. It will be worth the dollar,