~ Movie Review ~
Based on the Castor Chronicles
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Written by by Richard LaGravenese
US Box Office: $19.4 million
Runtime: 2 h 04 mins
Links: movie website | the book
~ The Official Movie Trailer ~
~ MOVIE SYNOPSIS ~
A supernatural love story set in the South which tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan, a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena, a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. The film is based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
I bought this movie knowing it was based on a book. I really just bought it on a whim as well. I couldn't remember what it was about but hey I bought it anyway. To my delight it was a pleasant surprise when I absolutely fell in love with the movie!!
I have book 3 in the series - that I picked up on a sale but have yet to read it. After watching this movie.... I need to read this series!!
I love going into a movie with absolutely no expectations and not really knowing much about it. I read an okay review here and there but nothing concrete. I thought the acting was good and the actors carried their parts well. The evil characters were were oh so wickedly awesome and you know I had a soft spot for Lena's uncle.
I loved this movie!!! From beginning to the end. Since I don't have much to fall back on I don't have anything negative to say... Only maybe that is ended in a cliff hanger and I need to know what happens next!!!
I definitely find that I enjoy a movie more if I haven't read the book first and I always enjoy and end up loving the book even more once I do read it. I know this is breaking some bookish reader law but you know what... it works for me!
Have you watched this movie or read the series?? What do you think??