The Only Thing “Odd” Is How Boring These ‘Odd Thomas’ Images Are…

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Directed by CGI demon Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing, G.I. Joe), and adapted from the Dean Koontz novella, Playlist dumped a ton of insanely boring stills from Odd Thomas, the troubled production starring Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Nico Tortorella, Patton Oswalt and Gugu Mbatha-Raw that’s been struggling to get released in the States. The site has more on the troubles reporting a “a nasty financial dispute between two of the companies behind it.” Click the above link for more – although, I doubt you’ll care after viewing these insanely boring images.

The story centers on a short-order cook named Odd Thomas (played by Anton Yelchin) who can commune with the dead, a secret only his girlfriend (Addison Timlin) and the local police (Willem Dafoe) chief know. The young man can also spot malevolent forces called bodachs, who feed on pain and portent imminent death. When Odd sees them in spades surrounding a stranger, he finds himself in a race against time to avert a catastrophe.

The pic will play the Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 14th year. From Thurs August 22 to Monday August 26, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.

 
  • mcgillj

    Honestly I wish I could say the pictures don’t do the movie justice. But they do. It is a sadly lifeless and really BORING movie. The book isn’t a master class in horror, but it is quite an enjoyable if sometimes scary sometimes funny little tale. with a rather, tragic end. Honestly Yelchin seemed like the perfect “Odd” when the film was announced. Dafoe is great.. I was going to give him the benefit of the doubt as Porter (even though its a complete 180 from the book), same with Patton Oswalt. While the pieces are there.. the FLAVORS and more importantly the CHARACTERS that make the books a fun read are just lifeless. The fX were OK.. but nothing special, odd coming from the director of The Mummy/Van Helsing/GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. I had expected much better fX.. nope.. kind of like the film itself, rather lifeless. If you are a fan of the books, stick with them. Otherwise there’s really nothing to see here.. It’s only a curiousity for the fan of the novels, but they do a very bad job adapting the material. So they kind of lost on both ends of the spectrum.

  • BloodyBirthday

    The film really is a dud. It never gains momentum and is a chore to sit through.

  • rockstar_carebear

    I found the movie to be quite enjoyable. There were discrepancies and also things completely omitted from the book but none that made the movie any less of a good story.
    I didn’t view the original book as in the horror genre, closer to a supernatural thriller so the movie seems as true to the book as can be when condensing a whole novel into one movie.
    The effects were not good, there is no other way to put it.
    It didn’t bother me but I do understand it is an important part to a lot of people. I knew the story already so I was prepared for the emotional points but… I sobbed like a bitch at the end. Not a single tear, actually sobbed.

  • VampireJack

    I enjoyed it too – but it wasn’t as good as I had hoped, which is a shame.
    It did kinda feel a little cheap, more like a tv show than a movie, although I do feel that their is potential in an “Odd” tv show.

  • mobstar67

    i cant try and defend Odd Thomas because it really didnt do any more than barely hold my attention. I dont think i had to hit the pause button if i got up to get me a drink or something..it just wasnt that captivating..however..it was not the worst film ive seen lately either..the horror genre ( not that Odd Thomas even classifies as horror) is full of god awful films and with that being said it doesnt rank at the bottom..imo..was just a really fair movie..i wouldnt recommend it to a friend is i guess what im trying to say…