Fusion Films (II), Future Films, The Sommers Company,
Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Shuler Hensley, Leonor Varela, Nico Tortorella, Patton Oswalt, Melissa Ordway, Kyle McKeever
Odd Thomas(Anton Yelchin) is a strange fellow who has paranormal powers, specifically, the ability to see dead people. He lives in a very small town in the California desert, and the folks in town understand his special powers and depend on him to let them know when something awful is about to happen. But this time he sees something big coming, and with the assistance of his girlfriend Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the town Sheriff Wyatt Porter (Willem Dafoe) he sets off on a mission to stop the evil from coming. Based on the Dean Koonz best seller.
Dean Koonz is a excellent writer. I have been given chills by a good many of his books. Somehow I have missed the Odd Thomas books. I have heard many of the fans of his book have been deeply disappointed in this movie because it is nowhere near as rich as the stories it’s based upon. That is probably true as it is with most movies based on a popular novel. It’s hard to complete in a 90 minute movie with a whole book. But Koonz is an interesting writer, and he does know how to write a creepy story. This is one of those. I think what I liked most about it was how bizarre and off the wall it was. There was nothing normal about this story. I also had the weird feeling that I was watching “whatever happened to that kid from Sixth Sense?” It was an unusual tale and that’s what I found interesting about it. It could have been an Outer Limits episode, with all the twists and unexpected turns that it took, and I found myself sucked into the story and enjoying it all the way. Parts are a little silly, as are the shadow creatures that show up when something really bad is about to happen, and perhaps it was a little on the shallow side. There’s really no life altering changes taking place here. But it was a lot of fun, and very interesting and just an enjoyable experience to watch. Now I’m debating on looking up the book as it would probably add a lot of back story to the tale.
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