posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by Gazrok
I second that, the newly released audiobook was a great listen.
The movie though, I was left a little disappointed. There were some great moments, the ambient atmosphere of certain scenes made the movie feel
believable. The sense of uncertainty and the fear of the unknown in the apartment scene in New Jersey, the ominous sense of desperate risk and surreal
danger in South Korea, and the sense of false security found in Jerusalem; all of these were moments that could have made the movie even better were
they appropriately utilized.
The main thing that bothered me was the pacing of the story. From the beginning the film felt like a sprint to the finish. So quick in fact, that key
moments were allowed to pass without expounding on them. The entire ending of the movie was a disaster as far as I am concerned. The facility from
near the end just felt like a flashback to Resident Evil, a movie I did not like. And the abrupt wrap up and miracle solution to everything felt too
rushed to even be logical or enjoyable.
I was glad to see some parts of the story told like they were, but it felt like the producers really missed out on the best parts of the book and
skimped on the parts they did touch on.
If you've never read the book, it'd be an okay movie if you were bored. If you've read the book and aren't a die hard fan who wants to see even a
mediocre attempt to turn it into a film, you'll likely be disappointed.