ODD THOMAS (2013) Reviews and overview

 

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Odd Thomas is a 2013 American mystery horror film based on Dean Koontz’s novel of the same name. It was directed, written and co-produced by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy; The Mummy Returns) and stars Anton Yelchin as Odd Thomas, with Willem Dafoe and Addison Timlin as Wyatt Porter and Stormy Llewellyn.

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In less than 24 hours, the city of Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. When Odd, a fast food chef with the ability to see the dead and sense impending danger, discovers a dark secret about a stranger in his town, he is compelled to unravel the truth. His soul mate, Stormy, and Police Chief Porter help him on his mission. However, in pursuit of justice, Odd´s action triggers a violent chain reaction that will not be stopped unless he commits the ultimate sacrifice…

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In July 2013, it was reported that the release of the film had been delayed indefinitely because of legal action by Two Out of Ten Productions and Fusion Films against Outsource Media Group and others. The suit alleged that $25 million should have been spent on prints and advertising to support a release of Odd Thomas in the U.S., and another $10 million to partially refinance certain loans. It was finally released on DVD in the UK in February 2014.

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Buy DVD: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com

 Reviews:

“Odd Thomas is Sommers’s best work in years, if not a decade, but it’s not the sort of triumph that’ll get him out of my doghouse just yet. But, to be fair, anything short of erasing Van Helsing from existence might fail to do that. I might still be a little bitter.”  Oh The Horror!

“If you’re looking for something different from the usual horror fare; something that oozes heart and style, and that will take you on a genuinely original and fun ride, look no further. Gentle comedy. Effective and suspenseful horror. A truly adorable romance. Fast paced and well-shot action. Authentic tragedy… this adaptation has ’em all. It deserves to be seen by one and all. Dead or alive.” The Horror Hotel

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Odd Thomas becomes solidly entertaining. The humor worked perfectly, the surprising moments were abundant, and the characterization and special effects showed a good taste. And so, with flaws and all, the film surprisingly managed to create positive impact, an opinion shared by Koontz himself who said to be pleased with the adaptation of his work.” Always Watch Good Movies 

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