For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Bestselling/Popular Novel Adaptations, here’s a review of Odd Thomas (2013) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Richard of Kirkham A Movie A Day and it is Swashbuckler Films
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Try to think out of the box! Great choice Richard!
Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Starring – Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe and Addison Timlin
This adaptation is from the Dean Koontz series of novels, we never got part two or onwards. I have picked this because it is the only book I have read and film I have enjoyed (I don’t read many books and the Dan Brown films were boring, while the others are autobiographies). This is one of my favourite films because of how the story unfolds and the pure chemistry between Yelchin and Timlin.
The story follows Odd Thomas an early-20s cook who sees the dead, he helps solve murders, sends final messages and keeps the spirits happy in his small town, he does however have the ability to see evil coming and when the latest threat comes to his local town, he rushes with the help of Stormy Llewellyn to prevent tragedy.
This is a film that people don’t seem to have seen and I encourage everyone to see it, while it does feel like it is going down a road you know, it is the final act that will stick with you for days, weeks and even month after. This also shows us just how much will miss Anton Yelchin because I think we could have watch him and Addison Timlin together for hours.
My Rating 9/10