Synopsis: Read on IMDB
Should you watch this movie? Sure if you are into fatansy, young adult book adaptations kind of movies. Like Twilight, only less annoying. Plus there’s magic and magic is fun (admit it, if there was really a Hogwarts, you’d kill to go there). Deep down I’m real cheesy and corny and a sucker for these type of movies, and if you are too, you’ll like it. If you aren’t, then wait for it to be on digital TV or rental because you won’t think this one to be worth the movie ticket.
Ethan Wate is a high school sophomore living in the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina. This Southern little town is one of those places where nothing major ever happens and where free thinkers and individualists, like Ethan, can’t wait to get out of it. His world changes with the arrival of Lena Duchannes, the niece of Gatlin recluse (and resident “weirdo”) Macon Ravenwood, a mysterious girl who attracts his attention and looks remarkably like the faceless woman he’s been having dreams about recently. As their relationship progresses Ethan discovers a whole world he did not know about, a world of people with magic called “casters” that Lena belongs to. And then some other stuff happens. Mostly, magic!
For the most part the movie is really slow with bits and pieces of action here and there, but like the first installment of most book adaptations, it has long winded introductions of the storyline and characters. Since the story takes place in the South, the accents are just super fun to hear and almost add a certain flair to the performances. Which by the way are for the mostpart good, and they better be considering the all star cast that includes Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum….only the protagonists, Alice Englert (who plays Lena) and Alden Ehrenreich (who plays Ethan) are the only relatively unknown in the cast.
I really don’t know what to say about it. I was ok after watching but not woooooah. I’d watch another installment should the next book be made into a movie. I’d certainly not read the books because young adult is definitelynot my genre. But I’d watch the next movie.
Paola’s mood after watching this movie: