This movie is based on the popular novel by the same name and I’m not going to lie: there are many things about this trailer that seem pretty cliché.
Now, I haven’t read the book, so I’m just going off the trailer. It seems like your basic, boy meets girl, girl is descendant of a group of witches, boy likes girl and girl likes boy, boy’s relationship with girl may or may not lead to her turning evil… you know, the usual.
Some things about this movie seem like the typical paranormal romance, but on the other hand, this movie does look pretty awesome and seems to have some elements that if done right could be really interesting.
Probably the thing that intrigues me most about this movie is the scene in the trailer when the whole family of witches gathers around a table for some reason, maybe for dinner, maybe it’s Christmas, who knows. But anyway, the whole family is together and apparently these witches can be claimed either for the Light or the Dark. Now, what could be potentially awesome about this and the dinner scene is that it’s always interesting when there are evil people and good people in the same family, but they still hang out and put up with each other, even if they don’t agree with each other’s life choices. It’s fun because it’s a very dramatic parody of a real family.
Again some things in this movie seem pretty cliché, but the family element is pretty interesting and it also seems pretty action packed, so maybe it will be good. I’m cautiously optimistic.
I haven’t read the books yet either, but I got a cheap copy of the first one a while ago and one of things that really tempted me to read it was the fact that it is written (at least the first chapter) from the boy’s perspective. That intrigued me – considering it seems such a typical girl-teen-romance novel – but oddly that seems to have been lost in the trailer. It does still look good, though, I agree. Also – Emma Thompson!
I agree, Emma Thompson alone is enough a reason to go see a movie.
I hadn’t thought of that! But yes having the story take place from a guys perspective is very interesting for a paranormal romance. I look forward to seeing the movie and maybe even reading the book.
I’m really looking forward to the whole family meeting as well. : )