Where I got it: Movie Theater
Rating: 1.5 stars
Rating: Rated PG-13
Run Time: 2 hour 4 minutes
For a summary of this movie, check out my review of the book version here.
So much wasted potential on this. There were little things that weren't included that bugged me and there were huge things in this movie that bugged me. All in all this movie was just below average. The following rant may be a bit spoiler filled, so proceed at your own risk.
Why did Lena and Ethan not conversate inside their heads? Why!? I feel like the relationship was so insubstantial in the movie and it made things just seem silly. It didn't make sense that Ethan knew that Lena was good and light and wouldn't go dark.
Why didn't Ridley eat a single damn lollipop? Where were Link's drumsticks? Why was Amma so young? Those were some little things that bugged me. It was almost like when Hunger Games DIDN'T PUT MADGE IN! Why not? It would take like one minute and it would make a world of difference.
Pretty much this was a movie based on bare bones of the novel. It seemed like more of a magical romance that didn't really make sense, instead of a Southern gothic tale. It was just very disappointing how much was lacking in this film. I'm sure if I had read the book more recently, I would have been even more disappointed. It very much reminded me of the Twilight movie. What a terrible movie, with only the smallest hint of relation to the book.
So go, see this if you must, but I really can't recommend it. I'd be interested to hear what other people thought, good or bad. Leave some comments below.