Written February 15, 2013
This movie was extreamly disappointing! I was a big fan of the book series and it was a very poor adaptation. They omitted and changed MANY details and even main parts of the book and completely cut out important characters. They pulled parts from various books of the series and smashed them together. It was poorly written and did not have strong character development.
Written February 18, 2013
Granted, I wasn't expecting this to be a stellar movie based on the reviews/ratings I had seen, but nothing prepared me for the disappointment I felt leaving the theater. Wow, talk about leaving parts out and changing the story...nothing followed the right path in this movie. There were a few parts that were recognizable from the book, but the only way this movie would be enjoyable is if you didn't know what was supposed to happen. The ending was totally different. They did not leave an opening to come back for a sequel, not that I would want to, but overall it was just so hard to find the parallels. My daughter had read the book a couple of years ago, while I had just recently read it when they started advertising the movie. She liked the movie because she didn't remember all the parts as vividly as I did. There were some funny commentaries going on in the movie that were not in the book though. I don't recommend seeing this if you read the book and liked it.
Written July 29, 2014
If you read the book you will find the movie a slight departure from the story you read, but it still is a decent movie. I thought the Riley character was played down too much and Lena was too strong. The casting and acting was pretty good. You should see it for yourself.
Written August 01, 2014
You know, this movie had the potential to be bigger than the Twilight Saga. And thank you Hollywood for sending that CRASHING to the ground. I have read and dissected every book out of enjoyment, and this movie completely RUINED the story. Fail, fail, fail. 2 thumbs down, would not recommend.
Written August 29, 2014
I enjoyed the movie overall, but I'm still slightly confused about how the title fits. I mean, certain members of the "immortals" were attractive, but that really had nothing to do with anything (except in Emmy Rossum's character). There were other small glitches in the story, weird things in the special effects (you can't see a glowing full moon in the middle of the day), and kinda cheesy acting moments (the spinning argument in the dining room was just too much). I thought Emma Thompson did a fantastic job, though. I think I enjoyed her the most, but I've always been a fan of her work. Emmy Rossum was funny and Alden Ehrenreich was endearing. Alice Englert got a little too melodramatic for me, though.