Starring: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela
Director: Stephen Sommers
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Based on the Novel by Dean Koontz
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror | Suspense | Romance | 2013
Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) has the ability to see dead people and other entities that come from the “realm.” The movie starts out with him catching a man who kills little girls in an epic cat and mouse chase that ends in a nice and action packed fight. The film itself is filmed with slow motion movies that really enhanced certain things in particular. I’m actually trying to think of a movie it resembles, but for the life of me I can’t remember the name of it… maybe Deadpool? Hmm… it will come to me one day.
Along with ghost, there are things called bodachs and by the look of things kill humans if they believe that you can see them. One day, hundreds of these bodachs things arrive in Odd’s small town and he knows that something big and terrible is going to happen. The movie has a very good plot line and I really enjoyed it. Even the ending, it really played on the abilities of Odd and the overall feel of the movie.
I thought that Anton Yelchin and Ashley Sommers had good chemistry together on screen and I really enjoyed their playful and loving bantor. I can see why IMDB put “romance” in the genre category for this along with all the others that describe it. It has so many aspects in so many genres and they all seem to work together quite well.
Being a Dean Koontz novel, I had a feeling that it would be slightly weird since his writing is so similar to Stephen King, and King has a TON of weird shit out there. I would recommend this movie. It’s fun, eventful, and has a lot to offer. I’ll give it a “Liked It.” (4/5).
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