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 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 17, 2013
I really enjoyed the movie but I hate when someone fakes a Southern Accent! There are many actors with real accents that could play the part and if you have to fake an accent get the region correct. That was a Mississippi accent not a South Carolina accent we too in the South have different accents for different regions.
Written February 25, 2013
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 February 19, 2013
If you've read the books and are hoping for a movie version of the interesting, funny and heartwarming love story of Ethan and Lena, you will not get it. The movie is so unlike the book that "loosely based" is generous. There are major plot changes, important characters missing, alteration of characters...it's just an entirely different story. On top of it, the casting was terrible. "Emily Asher" and "Link" were the only two characters cast fairly well. And, although Alden E. looks nothing like "Ethan Wate", he was adorable and likeable. Those three characters are the only thing that slightly saved the movie from absolute awfulness.
And the movie itself, even if I had not read the book, was confusing and poorly written. I READ the book and didn't understand the "curse" in the movie (especially because it was so different from the book).
Despite some good actors and a few funny one-liners, do not bother seeing this if you want to see the movie version of the book.