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Uninspiring potpourri of better films
on 12 February 2016
This is a grab bag of any number of fantasy / teen novels from the last thirty years. Unfortunately nobody really decided what to do with the myriad of ingredients they grabbed. Star Wars, Harry Potter, Twilight, you name it there are elements of all of them. It feels long, I've watched two hour movies that have flown past, I felt every one of the 130 minutes. For the life of me I couldn't work out why the villain was doing what he was doing and worst of all I eventually stopped caring and just let it flow over me. The overwrought teen drama added to the mix makes this almost as bad as an anime with an angsty teen emo hero. If you're a devotee of the books try it, if not you're not going to find anything to love here.