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 July 24, 2014
When I first saw previews for this movie I said "WOW! it looks awesome! I better read the book before I see it!" I was beyond disappointed to find out that the movie is NOTHING like the book. They changed characters, forgot characters, and flat out CHANGED things that happened in the book. I hope they don't make a sequel.
Written September 30, 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.
Written October 21, 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 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.