Thursday, July 23, 2015


Odd Thomas Movie Review

A cook named Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) has the ability to see dead people and avenge their deaths. The problem is he cannot tell many people of this ability or else he will be institutionalized. When he has visions of a massacre coming to his small town it is up to Odd, his girlfriend Stormy (Addison Timlin) and Police Chief Porter (Willem Dafoe) to prevent the disaster. This is a really slick film, based on a book by Dean Koontz (I have not read the novel so there will be no comparisons here). The acting, for the most part, is solid, with Yelchin and Dafoe (obviously) putting in great performances. The story is a fairly original one. The special effects are better than I would have expected, with the especially creepy demon-monster things "The Bodachs" popping up here and there.

A Bodach

The movie delivers with many twists and turns, particularly in the end--some you see coming, others are nice surprises. The dialogue is clever, and the exchanges between Odd and Stormy lie somewhere between Dante and Randal and Lorelai and Rory. This is not a traditional horror film as it leans a bit more toward sci-fi and comedy, but there are enough horror elements to keep those fans happy. Not all is great with this movie--it contains a plot hole or two and some of the scenes leave a little to be desired- Still, Odd Thomas is a film I enjoyed quite a bit and recommend to all. 

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 8

Odd Thomas Movie Trailer

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