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Cast: Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, Addison Timlin
Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs – predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction – Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the local sheriff (Willem Dafoe), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions.
"Odd Thomas" tells the story of Odd Thomas, fast-food cook living in Pico Mundo. Odd has the ability to communicate with and see the dead. He uses his ability to solve murders with help from the local Chief of Police.
When Odd Thomas begins seeing usual amounts of bodachs hanging around and the always creepy Bob Robertson he is sure the town is in for some type of mass killings. Now Odd and the love of his life Stormy must investigate and figure out what is about to happen before many innocent people are slaughtered.
Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz, I have to admit I never read any of the books but I have read that the movie stay about as true to the book as possible with just a few minor changes here and there. I can only review the film without comparing it to the book but I enjoyed the film none the less. I was very interested in seeing the movie after checking out the trailer and I was not disappointed. I liked everything about the film including the specials effects, the bodachs creatures were very cool and very creepy at the same time. The action scenes were all very well done and I really liked the sharp and clever dialogue that was at times very funny.
And then there was the cast, I could not imagine in my mind what these characters would look like before hand like those that have read the book but I thought the casting was brilliant. Anton Yelchin and Addison Timlin were both amazing as Odd and Stormy, they had great chemistry together and their relationship was just adorable. And then there is the amazing Willem Dafoe who never disappoints.
If you are a fan of the books you are going to love the movie but if you never read the books I think the film will inspire you to do so. I normally like my genres to be played straight but after watching this I cannot imagine it without the humor, it is a big part of the film's charm.
I enjoyed this more than I expected and I hope they make more Odd films in the future.
Released by Image Entertainment
**** Out Of *****