Blood and Chocolate (2007)
Don't immediately dismiss this movie. It is surprisingly well done.
I have to admit, I didn't walk into the theater with high hopes. All
the talk about it not being close to the book creep-ed me out and I
braced myself for disappointment. But it didn't come. The movie did
have some down points that could have been avoided, but that wasn't
enough to make it bad.
Hugh Dancy's acting was great, and he was unbelievably cute in the
movie. Agnes Bruckner was not much to watch. She didn't really bring
anything special to the screen, and her acting was very robotic. The
rest of the cast was awesome.
I think the best part about the movie was the Cinematography. I really
enjoyed the effects and the camera movements were highly skilled and a
joy to watch.
Now the bad part. For all the people out there that have read the
book(which includes me) and liked it, you could be in for a wild ride.
They made drastic changes to major parts of the book, one would be the
removment of Vivians Mother, Esme, which through the movie off balance
for a bit. It does, however, pick up the pieces and comes off with a
very interesting story instead.
One other thing I didn't fancy about the movie was Rafe and the Five.
The fact that they ended up to be Vivians cousins, or at least Rafe,
which takes away another good story found in the book. Gabriel
certainly isn't like his character in the book and that really saddened
me. Out of all the characters, he was very one dimensional.
Now, the movie is nothing like the book except for a few major details
and the producers added there own twist to them. If you ask me, lots of
the changes were un-called for, but you just have to look past them. If
you put the book out of your mind when you go to see it and try not to
compare (which ended up to be very easy since the movie is so different
you can't even tell it was based on the book) then I think you will
enjoy this. You have to to try to like it for what it is and not hate
it for what it should be. Oh, and don't bring you little kitties to
this. There are a few gore scenes(not to explicit but enough) and some
mature content. I wouldn't have categorized it as horror, but it does
have a certain atmosphere that gives you the chills. I highly recommend
this movie for it is the best werewolf movie you will probably ever run
into. I rate it 9/10, and that is only because it is not enough like
the book that is should be.
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