Written December 18, 2014
First off if all you know if this movie is the Trailers, go learn a bit about the movie before you watch it or prepare to be disappointed as I was.
That being said, it wasn't a bad movie. It was a fairly good teen romance movie all things considered, what it was not was a fun action filled magical romp.
Written October 28, 2014
I didn't like the choices of actors for the characters of the book. I really didn't like that they "merged" characters - the housekeeper and the librarian! Ethan's elderly aunts, the dog Bo Radley, and Ethan's father were never seen. That doesn't even cover so many changes that the screenplay made in the story. I'd really like my money back on this one.
Written October 27, 2014
NO WAY , I LOVED THE BOOKS I REALLY REALLY DID, IN AND Un like TWILIGHT THEY DIDNT GIVE ALL THE TIme needed to develop the characters .or the story , From book to the screen They cute out all what makes the story good, just a cut up version of the books, the Least to say I'm VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED IN ALL THE HEADS OF THIS FILM , (I took 20 people to see it) , I LOOKED SO FORWARD TO IT AND I GO AND ITS GOT UNDER DEVELOP CHARACTERS, UNDER DEVELOPS SEENS AND UNDER a DEVELOPED STORy line ,. Im VERY DISAPPOINTED. Anne rice if you read her queen of the damnded, and saw the movie this movie FULLY REMINDED ME OF that , BUTCHERED IS WHAT WE CALL IT . IT WAS A massacre OF THE BOOK (GREAT BOOKS ) I could see why they had this problem , if they gave it the time it needed u might have had to do two movies as they didn't take the time to do this THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE IT . they cut up the book in to many peace. as a book Lover I wanted to see the book on screen and this was not IT. what it w
Written October 28, 2014
Probably a miss cast of main character. Didn't connect with her at all. It was ok, enjoyed other characters in movie, it got boring but picked up, then kinda fell apart in one scene. Wait for on demand.
Written July 30, 2014
Not all books translate well into movies. From what I've read and heard, this is the case with this film. I think what those avid readers fail to grasp is that with a book the author has a vast, almost unlimited, canvas upon which to paint a story, but with screenplays, it's a 110-120 pages of action and dialog. If it's not on the page, it's not on the screen. Therein lies the a difference between books and films. Long, rambling setups in books reduced to dialog, visualization unique to a reader becomes one size fits all for a viewer. So don't go in comparing this movie to the book or likely, as with others, you'll be disappointed. Instead, experience it as a play and you'll have a much different perspective. This is a good film, not a great one. It's populated with decent performances, excellent effects, a good story and some fresh and promising young talent...well worth the price of a ticket. See it. You won't be disappointed.