Please, someone, explain to me, why the fuck would someone want to ruin a film by making the last ten minutes complete shit? I am honestly so pissed off. I go to watch a film, I endure watching it with a book reader1 who spoils everything a split second before it happens2 and I am rewarded with an ending that completely undermines everything, an ending that is as satisfying as all these This Girl Did This Ordinary Thing… But It’s Amazing What Happened Next fucking clickbait titles. Yeah, There Is No Ending. But Watch The Next Two Films, They Might Have Endings!!
We have this super adorable guy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who won my heart ages ago by voice acting for Ferb from Phineas & Ferb and then by being in Game of Thrones and now being the shining sun of the film3, plus he is a really good character among other good, if slightly played out characters. We have awesome acting all around, even the gorgeous, though very miscast Kaya Scodelario and the surroundings are gorgeous.
Let us not forget the consistently superb atmosphere, often achieved by a wonderful and timely placed score, subtle acting by most of the young all-boys cast4 and just the right amount of scary to tickle my fancy. Naïve at times, the film still manages to be so likable and exciting that it’s very fun to watch.
Do you feel it? Feel like there were some really good times here but you really could not get excited because of the ending I ranted about in the very beginning? That’s great, because I felt the exact same way — the whole film seems ruined because of the ending. Thanks a lot, Wes Ball. One time a book adaption needs its ending changed to make a complete film, you skip the opportunity.
Wow. This was refreshing.
1 a book dissatisfied book reader, I must add, which is a horrible thing, because the comments you get make you all the less excited for the film
2 or get the “but that wasn’t in the book!” reaction
3 I made sure to include him on each picture, too, as you can see :’)
4 Scodelario and the woman in the end don’t count!!