I understand that it’s hard to convert a book many people liked into a movie. This especially happens when the book has a really heartbreaking ending.
I watched Dear John with two good friends of mine. I haven’t read the book yet but I do know from reading news that the movie has an entirely different ending. Knowing Nicholas Sparks, his lead characters don’t end up together. They don’t live happily ever after. So I was expecting that the movie version might have made the ending a little happier. And it did.
I have read comparisons done between the book and the movie. In the book, John ended up alone while Savannah still lived with Tim after he recovered from cancer. The full moon is the symbolic connection John and Savannah have. It suggests that wherever they are, no matter what, the connection they have, the love they feel will always be there. In the movie, John and Savannah ended up together after Tim lost his fight with cancer.
I love how Tatum Channing portrayed John. Amanda Seyfried‘s eyes are so expressive! I love how you can clearly see the struggle within John whenever he’s with his father, and during that night he said goodbye to Savannah. I cried a little with that scene where John read his letter to his dying father. It was heart wrenching.
All in all, I like the movie. Probably because I haven’t read the book yet. It happened to me with A Walk to Remember. After reading the book, I ended up criticizing the movie a lot. I am planning to read Dear John within the week. Let’s see how it fares with the movie.
I miss a lot of good movies. Sometimes, even when I am highly anticipating a movie, I still miss it due to some unforeseen circumstances. So what I do is, I list down the movies and wait for it in HBO or buy the DVD.
I love HBO! There are movies that I am unaware of that I found through that cable channel. I found Hilary Swank’s Freedom Writers through HBO, Dwayne Johnson’s Gridiron Gang, and the one that I love the most right now the movie, Front of the Class!
Needless to say, I love inspirational movies. Some old movies that I have missed and am basically unaware of I find in HBO. Thank goodness for that.
This movie is guaranteed to make paranoids out of all of us. I just watched this trailer and I got goosebumps. Well, who really knows when the world’s going to end? If it’s even going to end, right? I think this movie should just reinforce what the church teaches us that we should always be prepared for the judgment day.
I have first read about the movie, The Time Traveler’s Wife from Cherry. I dismissed it as another romantic movie but paid attention to it more when I kept reading promotional materials about it. Plus, I didn’t know that it stars Eric Bana. I may have glossed over that in Cherry’s post hehe…
Anyway, now that I know about it, have read the promo materials, I am psyched over the movie! Have you watched the trailer? It is promises to be a good one! I just know it!
Watch the trailer below.
Haven’t read the book yet. I am thinking I will watch the movie first and then read the book later. What do you think?
WatchedHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yesterday at SM North Edsa with my sisters and the little girl. It was by far one of the best Harry Potter movies in my opinion. I love it!
I won’t go into detail because I know most of you haven’t watched it yet. But it’s two hours and 33 minutes long. Rated G here in the Philippines. Malls have at least 90% of their cinemas playing it so no worries about the number of people catching it today or this weekend. The kissing scenes between Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave) and Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) and Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) are not bad so you can really bring your young ones. The whole cast have matured and you can see the difference in their acting from previous HP movies. They are all better in this movie. Especially Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger. In the Order of the Phoenix, Hermione seemed always on the verge of hysteria. In this movie, her acting is more subdued yet you can feel her longing, jealousy and hurt over Ron.
The final scene is eerie, to say the least.
Let me just warn those who haven’t read the book: this movie will not spoon-feed you the information you need to relate to all the scenes. If you read the book, the movie will be a breeze for you. If you haven’t, there will be scenes where you have to ask your seatmate what it’s about.
All in all, I am giving it two thumbs up! The effects are amazing!
People in Manila can catch it today because there are no classes in grade and high school. I am sure malls will be packed.
I am a big fan of Emma Watson. The girl is just smart and witty and very pretty! She started as this cute as a button kid playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. And now she has transformed into this lovely, fashionable lady! She is the latest cover girl of Burberry and is a frequent in fashion shows.
I’d like to share this video of her guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. What a witty lady! Sparring with the great David Letterman is not easy but she does it beautifully.