Written January 30, 2015
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.
Written May 28, 2016
yes, Stephanie did it again. I like movies that are different and you can't predict. This was very interesting concept and it wouldn't be perfect without a love story and twist. My roomie, "tough guy" went and cried, it was sweet. Enjoy! GO
Written June 26, 2016
While you experience the film mainly with Wanda/Melanie, it makes you feel all the emotions that would overwhelm you if you were in that kind of position. It also has two love stories built into one film. The love between Melanie and Jared seems to be a love that could overcome anything. It is a true love story that tugs at the strings of your heart. All you can do is hope for them to be brought back together again. Then there is the love between Wanda and Ian a passionate love that you can’t let go of. The science fiction aspect adds more character and originality to the film. Instead of being just a love story, it is also a struggle for survival against the souls taking over the human bodies. It is an amazing film that you should definitely go see! I also hope there is a sequel.
Written October 06, 2015
It's been a few years since I read the book when it first came out so I don't have all the details fresh in my head but what I can remember I thought they stayed pretty close to the book. The only thing I didn't like in the movie was the actress Emily Browning who plays Wanda at the end of the movie. The book said she had red hair and freckles. This girl looks like a duck and is not cute in any way! Bad job on casting I think! The rest of the movie I felt was pretty cool. the acting was good.
Written July 25, 2016
I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MOVIE, BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE A MAJOR DISSAPOINTMENT..IT WAS A LOW BUDGET MOVIE WITH ALOT OF HYPE AND PROMOTION..THE ACTING WAS HORRIBLE, THE STORY WAS BORING..I HAVE SEEN TV COMMERCIALS WITH MORE APPEAL THAN THIS CRAP...I FEEL SO DECEIVED AND RIPPED OFF..I WANT MY MONEY BACK...DONT GO SEE THIS MOVIE..DONT EVEN SEE IT ON DVD !!!