Odd Thomas


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Release Date: February 28th, 2014

Plot Outline: A guy that can see dead people is faced with a dangerous mystery he only has one day to solve.

Rating: 3/5

 

Odd Thomas was an interesting movie. It was quirky and fun to watch and all the while kept me on the edge of my seat. What I liked most about this film was that it was completely unpredictable. Many films follow the same script over and over again and become completely predictable and boring to watch. Not Odd Thomas! Though there are many movies that involve an odd boy being able to see dead people, this was a twist on an old tale.

I did really like Odd Thomas and recommend it but there were a few downsides to the flick. The acting throughout the movie was pretty awful. It felt like the actors were forcing the words to come out of their mouths. The dialogues throughout the movie were awkward and forced, especially between the main couple of the film. While their relationship was cute, their over the top love for one another was nothing short of vomit worthy. Another downfall of the film was that there were minor plot holes. The plot holes weren’t huge or anything that will keep you up at night but I did notice a few.

My one major complaint about Odd Thomas was that instead of certain actions being taken to portray a point, the point was stated over and over and over again.

Two examples of this. 1: The two main characters, Odd and Stormy are in love. They constantly tell each other how in love with each other they are or that they are each other’s soul mates instead of just acting like they are in love. 2: Odd Thomas is supposedly a “weird” person. I would never once have thought he was strange or different if every 5 minutes someone didn’t state that he is odd or weird or different. His character seemed to be to be an average guy but the movie tries to drill in your head that he is strange by repeating it constantly.

Though the acting was bad, the characters were lovable. The film kept me on the edge of my seat and anxious throughout!

Overall I really liked Odd Thomas. I thought it was cute and fun to watch and it definitely kept my attention. It left me wanting more!

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