March 29, 2013
(From a Fan of the Book) Andrew Niccol Disappoints Again
If you are a fan of the book (which I am), this is definitely worth seeing. If you didn't read the book, I would recommend waiting for the Bluray. As an adaptation, it stays fairly true to the book, so fans will be able to appreciate that aspect.
I have a problem with Andrew Niccol as a director. His films have so much potential, but they turn out very average and end up falling flat and disappointing. The acting is solid and there are some really good scene. But for me, the film doesn't come together well as a whole. The score is extremely lacking, the editing wasn't that good, and the Melanie voice-overs were poorly done and came across as cheesy.
I enjoyed the film, despite Niccol's underwhelming (and sometimes boring) end product, because I like the story
I hope to see a sequel once Meyer finishes the next book, but with a different director.
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