Tuesday, August 18, 2009
So the girls and I went to see The Time Traveler's Wife on Saturday, and I have to say after watching my sisters keeper (you read my review, if not read it before wasting any money on the movie.) I was really hesitant to see this movie. It's been over a year since I have read this book, and I loved it!! I definitely recommend this book. It is a must read.
NO SPOILER ALERTS HERE! THIS IS OKAY TO READ!
Anyway, I wasn't really excited to see the movie. I mean it had to be a hot mess of a movie, right? How could they seamlessly turn this book that has so many flashbacks in it, not to mention the book jumps around so much, into a decent movie? I asked my sister what she thought the movie would be like and she said, "horrible."
We were both wrong, so wrong!
This movie was done so well! At least I don't think there was anything they could have done to make it any better, besides making the film longer and adding a few more details, to which I think would have been unnecessary scenes in the film. I was so impressed I wanted to cry at how well this movie tied to the book and how wonderful this was filmed. It was so refreshing to watch this movie. Granted, a lot of parts from the book were missing (it's a really long book), or lightly touched on, but it didn't matter I felt the movie was complete as is. I won't go into details as to what was missing or lightly touched on because I don't want to spoil this for anyone. Those who read the book know what I mean. The movie felt complete without those parts, so I was happy.
This had to be the best BOOK to MOVIE I have EVER SEEN! I think it blew Twilight out of the water. The characters were just how I imagined they would be while reading the book. Granted it had been a year plus since I read the book and I didn't remember all the tiny details, but the big picture was there and it was PERFECT.
I heard the movie was getting poor reviews. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. Who's giving these reviews, probably the same people who said my sisters keeper was a great movie? The book isn't in chronological order, so what if the movie is? It still has the important flashbacks and if you pay attention to the movie, his hair gives away his age and where you are in the book. Flawless people, I mean were you paying attention to the small details of the movie? Did you see the lipstick in the bathroom cabinet? That was enough, they didn't need to delve into the back story behind that, the movie would have just dragged itself out. Some details, just didn't need to be explained, but they incorporated them into the movie in the slightest way to make it perfect!
Don't get my wrong my sisters keeper was an OKAY movie at best, but it didn't tie to the book. Time Traveler's wife, hit the nail on the head. In short THE BOOK WAS GIVEN PROPER JUSTICE.
If you've seen the movie but have not read the book, read the book, there's a lot of great details and back stories in the book that they didn't show in the movie that will make this already amazing movie even better.
If you have read the book but have not seen the movie, then GO SEE THE MOVIE. I don't think you will disappointed, especially since most book to movies have been so Crappy.
Have you read the book or seen the movie? Thoughts?
On a side note, since the girls went out to the movies, it was only fair that they boys got to go see a movie. The boys went to see GI JOE. The BF really wanted to see District 9, but he also wanted to see GI JOE. He said it was alright, nothing special. I was surprised to hear him say that because he usually loves those type of movies. Maybe he was having an off day I don't know.
Speaking of District 9, I heard it got amazing reviews. That this is a must see movie. It's totally not kid friendly and is said to be very bloody. I'm hoping to see it tonight. We will see.
I DID IT, I DID IT!! I FREAKIN ROCK!!
What's that? Well I figured out how to type a name and when you click on it, it links you to that persons blog. This is a huge feat for me! Is feat, spelled like that? Is that even a word? Whatever. Anyway, here it is, LMAO, of course it links back to my blog. Who else would it link to? Smell the coffee lisa. I don't know what took me so long to learn this, or actually try to figure it out, but I did. IT'S SOOO EASY!! Well the truth, I was LAZY, there you have it.