I haven’t read any of the books, and I don’t plan to. From the write-ups here and on the movie review websites (even those that liked the movie), I’ve decided to respect and accept George’s evaluation and not waste my time seing it.
I have a feeling that its sole saving grace would be the same as the last movie I saw - Enchanted. Thank goodness for Nicole Kidman. She, in her filmy, clinging gowns made that movie almost bearable.
One thing for sure, I would defiantly NOT go by the mainstream reviews of this film. I haven’t read a single one (god or bad) that I agreed with. This movie is on an entirely different level than Enchanted, good lord….
The fact that the movie did very well overseas but only got bad reviews in America should tell you something….
I think the movie was great, its the expectations that were off. Its a story that challenges the core of the American mentality, of course it isn’t going to be something that is widely embraced. The story isn’t a populist story, its a story that is against the mainstream worldview.