Sunday, September 7, 2014

Odd Thomas (2013)

Every once in a while there are movies that seem to pop up around every corner, and you cannot rid yourself of them until you watch them. This week I experienced one of those movies, Odd Thomas. Now after some thought, here is the review.

Plot/ In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Having never read any of the Odd Thomas books, I have no idea whether or not the adaptation stayed true to the book. Thus, I am basing this review on what came across my screen. With that in mind, there was an entertaining factor to this film, although there was definitely a feeling that something was missing. Sure, the characters were interesting and there were some decent effects (especially for CGI), but there was definitely something holding it back from reaching its full potential. That could be a lack of character development, uneven acting, or some plot holes that opened because of my lack of knowledge on the source material. In the end, this movie was at least entertaining. While it was far from perfect, it least it had enough to keep my attention.

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