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 August 26, 2014
I went to see this movie cause I thought I would enjoy it... I did enjoy it but not as much as I would have thought i would. At heart I knew it was a love story with some witch action. The love story is correct but don't feel natural kinda feels forced. There were some witch magic but very very rare in this film. They made it sound like the evil witch of the movie powerful but she was pretty pathetic at the end when the confrontation came. Overall this movie is so so. If you got nothing else to see then check it out... but wait till it comes out for rental.
Written October 24, 2014
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 October 22, 2014
I agree with my BFF phlygyrl. That movie was straight garbage, I could not believe how bad it was. It was a COMPLETE hack job from beginning to the thirtysomething minutes we saw of it before we walked out. That's $11 and X amount of minutes I'll never get back. If you have read the books beware you may not like this movie. We could not sit through one more minute of the crap that we were watching. It's one thing to have a vision of the characters and to not agree with whom they cast but when the dialogue and screenplay do NOT even adapt the book. WTH? I was hoping this was going to be great from the previews but after what I watched, even the Twilight series was better and that's not saying much. In the 30 minutes we saw they had pieces from the middle and end of the book at the beginning in places that they did not belong. And really? How are Ethan and Amma in the study with no dad? He lives in there and nobody's allowed in. Chocolate milk anyone? Yah they forgot that too.