For those of you who haven’t read the book, I must insist that you do so before you see the movie. But borrow it. And you probably shouldn’t read this post because while I’m not going to outline the plot in explicit detail, there will be spoilers.
This weekend was a whirlwind of activity. A large event at the wildlife conservation organization I volunteer at on Saturday, followed by staff meetings and a massive Halloween party, consumed most of my waking hours. Jake has been traveling to see his family and wish his Grandfather a happy birthday this weekend, so I am left to my own devices. A terrifying thought. (Fear not, he is returning this evening!)
I’m picky about my fictional characters. It makes me a bad movie buddy for B-films and scary movies. Because I’m a critical viewer and I ask “why?” Don’t get me wrong, I love fantasy and adventure stories. They’re my favourite fiction genres. But the characters have to be believable!