Odd Thomas (2013)



Movie Title: Odd Thomas

Year Released: 2013

Rated: Not Rated

Runtime: 1h 37min

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller,

Director: Stephen Sommers

Writer: Stephen Sommers, based on the Dean Koontz novel "Odd Thomas"

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nico Tortorella, Kyle McKeever, Matthew Page, Shuler Hensley, Arnold Vosloo, Laurel Harris, Melissa Ordway, Patton Oswalt

Review: Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin) is a small-town fry cook that has a secret...he sees dead people. He uses his unique "gift" to help the deceased that have unfinished business; kinda like a detective for the dead. He can also see evil spirits that threaten to cast our world in evil and darkness. With the help of his life-long sweetheart Stormy (Addison Timlin) and the Police Chief (Willem Dafoe), Odd battles the forces of evil all the way to hell and back! Based on the Dean Koontz novel "Odd Thomas", this adaptation is fun, thrilling, and oddly (pun intended) romantic movie that was a really delivered. It balanced comedy, scares, horror, suspense, romance, action, drama and more, exceptionally well. One minute I was scared, the next I was laughing, and may have even shed a tear alone the way. With the late Anton Yelchin in the lead I knew I was in good hands. A fantastic actor that headed for greatness, until we lost him in a tragic accident in 2016. I would have loved to see the Odd Thomas character become a successful film franchise, but I really can't see this happening now that Yelchin is gone. The other standout here is Odd's Girl Friday, Stormy played by the wonderful Addison Timlin. She's lovely as Odd's better half and really gives the movie that push to make the characters and their drama worthy of our attention. The relationship between Odd and Stormy is what makes this movie worth watching. It's sweet, funny, and often very scary. Seek this one out! It's good, scary fun!

Stars (out of 4):
       

Fun Fact: As Odd leaves the hospital, one of the signs that is being held up says: "In Odd We Trust", which is a graphic novel in the series.



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