By Kayley Loo
Alden Ehrenrich as Ethan Wate
Alice Englert as Lena Duchannes
Jeremy Irons as Macon Ravenwood
Viola Davis as Amma
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Writers: Richard LaGravenes(Screenplay) Kami Garcia, Margaret Stoh
Ethan Wate longs to get out of his little Southern town called Gatlin, South Carolina. All of that changes when he meets mysterious new girl, Lena Duchannes, niece of the town creep Macon Ravenwood. Storms and hurricanes appear after Lena’s arrival. The ultra religious town believes that Lena is the cause of this and should be banished out of the town. Together, Lena and Ethan will uncover the dark secrets about their respective families, their histories, their town and the infamous Duchannes family curse, unknown of the dangers that awaits them.
Honestly, if I never read the book, I would walk out the cinema confused and frustrated. The ending was just… very confusing. Also, the accent was a little over doing of it, therefore it was hard to catch up because I’m not used to it. They followed NOTHING with the book about the ending. Here’s a little rant about how I feel about it:
**SPOILERS!! READ IF YOU READ THE BOOK AND WATCHED THE MOVIE!! : so Sarafine is just a CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) screaming woman? Why can’t you just cast an Actress to act for 5 minutes? The 16th moon claiming is during the day? If the golden eyes were just flashes, why does Ridley even wears sunglasses indoors? I know that they want to keep the movie simple, but now Macon is a Dark Caster instead of an Incubus? And being light for Lena’s sake? Why does Lena even fear of being Dark in the first place? **
Partially the reason I was watching it was because of the book-to-movie adaption, I want to see how it is. Well, the movie isn’t entirely bad: The acting was absolutely amazing. Nothing sounded like it was from a script. Also, there were many jokes that can crack you up. So the overall rating would be 4/10 for me. From the rate it was going, I don’t even know whether there will be a movie for the next book. Hopefully there will be one.