Odd Thomas (2013)
In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
This movie was so-so. It had it's moments, but wasn't the greatest.
By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
This movie was fantastic! The main character is easily loved, while the movie focusses on the gifts he has and his mission. There is not too much comedy/humor but all characters in the film are very much enjoyable. The horror part of the movie is nicely balanced; the movie features loads of short parts of thrill. The gift is something that will stick to my mind for quite a while and keeps me thinking... as well as the final scene.
Odd Thomas (first name Odd, surname Thomas) is a griddle cook in a small desert town. He is fated to be with the love of his life Stormy Llewellyn (a fortune-telling card told them so). He is also fated with being able to see the dead (while they have unfinished business and before they move on) and creatures called bodachs, harbingers of doom. And an explosion in the bodach population indicates that something awful is about to happen: can Oddie track in down and prevent it?The first of Dean Koontz' Odd Thomas novels is the best, and this is a good adaptation of it. Odd is an engaging character, naïve and knowing at the same time, and driven by his abilities - unwanted but accepted - to try to do the right thing, even in the face of personal jeopardy.Anton Yelchin is a personable Odd and Addison Timlin is a delightful Stormy - their individual quirkinesses intertwine nicely. The rest of the cast are also good in a plot which is possibly a little too serpentine.But the set pieces are fun, the location works, and the kicker at the end is gut-wrenching, as it was in the book.Of its type, this is one of the best.
Deserves a higher rating, very entertaining even if it was stuck for awhile in development.
A-Z Horror Movie of the Day..."Odd Thomas" (NR - 2013 - US)Sub-Genre: Paranormal/FantasyMy Score: 7.3Cast=8 Acting=7 Plot=8 Ending=9 Story=7 Scare=4 Jump=7 F/X=8 Creep=7 Imagine=8In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces. "Fate is not a straight road...there are many forks in it. You have the free will to choose which one you take, but sometimes it will bend around and bring you straight back to that same stubborn fate." I really liked this...not really scary but a solid movie all around. This was one of those films that I didn't think much of when I bought it, but was so pleasantly surprised by it that I watched it again right away. RIP Anton Velchin...you are missed.