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Odd Thomas 2014

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Based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas is not like other 20 year old boys; instead he has the clairvoyant ability to see dead people!

Starring:
Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers
Runtime:
1 hour, 36 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Stephen Sommers
Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers
Supporting actors Leonor Varela, Matthew Page, Casey Messer, Barney Lanning, Nico Tortorella, Kyle McKeever, Willem Dafoe, Carmen Corley, Maisha Diatta, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Addison Timlin, Jack Justice, Robin Lanning, Jesus Mayorga, Shuler Hensley, Arnold Vosloo, Talia Lanning, Morse Bicknell
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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As a fan of the books I had high hopes for this, especially after seeing the trailer. It's such a shame it never got a cinema release because of financial problems concerning the production as - flaws aside - this is a fairly good adaptation of Koontz's novel concerning a young man who can see dead people. These spirits can't talk but they can still indirectly lead him to stop future tragedies - sort of if the kid from sixth sense grew up to be a reluctant action hero, tackling serial killers and gunmen.

Sommer's film is, perhaps predictably, a bit over-edited and plot-heavy (it would have benefitted from more quite moments between Odd and Stormy) but it is surprising how faithful the film is to the book, particularly in regard to the ending (which I will not spoil). Yelchin and Timlin are perfectly cast as Odd and Stormy and this is bar far the film's strong point. Hopefully a Blu-ray release is imminent.
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By PJ Rankine TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Dec. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I have not read any of the 'Odd Thomas' books by Dean R Koonz so came to this film with no preconceptions. Odd Thomas is a young man who can see the dead and they come to him with their problems. Not only can he see the dead though he can also see demonic creatures he calls Bodachs who gather when a violent death is about to occur. When they start to gather in the largest numbers he has ever seen he realises that a major traumatic event is about to hit his town and does all he can do to stop it.
Anton Yelchin plays Odd with a knowing naiveté that is completely believable and Addison Timlin plays his long suffering but loving girlfriend. Addison is girl next door gorgeous and whether Koonz pictured her looking this good in his writing I don't know but she is a real pleasure to watch. The film also features a welcome performance by Willem Dafoe as the chief of police who believes and supports Odd contrary to the usual storyline.
Overall this is a very watchable film with good production qualities and believable performances. Some of the scenes could be frightening for younger viewers and the ending may make you cry but its is definitely worth watching.
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Format: DVD
I have read every single Odd Thomas novel (not the graphic ones) and I will admit to having huge reservations about the filming of the first novel. The opening line of the book is the one of very few novels that I have read over the years that has stuck with me, and it goes "My name is Odd Thomas and I see dead people. The difference is I do something about it" (or words to that effect).

The film picks up on Odd's very humble attitude towards his gift and his compulsion to do something about justice for the dead no matter the cost very well. His little mannerisms, his ticks and turns of phrase as described in the book are very well portrayed by the young man playing him.

Willem Dafoe is one of my favourite character actors and having watched him play some very nasty people, it was great to see him play Sheriff Porter so close to the narrative.

The special effects team deserve an award as they have visuallted the bodachs pretty much as well as I had imagined them.

I knew the storyline and how it went and it still made me jump and by the end of it, even knowing the ending, i was in tears!

Just my humble opinion but I can't help wishing they'd make more.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz.

This is certainly one hugely underrated movie that slip passed us only on DVD in the UK, a stunning movie with a great story, amazing cast and awesome effects, I have also never read the book so cant compare it, but im sure this little gem of a movie wont disappoint, Anton Yelchin (star trek, fright night, terminator salvation) plays a great lead, a very good actor, and Addison Timlin who plays his girl Stormy is a stunning young actress, the whole film as a whole is paced out well with plenty of creepy action and thrills and quality budget effects, make sure this one don't pass you bye a must see gem of a movie!!

Directed by Stephen sommers (The Mummy, G.I.Joe the rise of cobra)

The German import Blu-ray has a great picture. Comes in a steelbook or just an original case version.
Has a few small features like a making of and interviews in English, and trailer.
Region B, 97-mins, 2013. Main feature plays in English 5.1 audio.
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The wife is a huge fan of Dean Koontz, so I thought that she'd like this as a Christmas preezzie. I was right !
It follows the book rather well and stays pretty close to the original with good performances by the actors who thankfully are really good anyway.
All in all very recommended to fans of Mr Koontz.
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