Title: Odd Thomas
Synopsis: In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
Initial release: April 6, 2013
Director: Stephen Sommers
Story by: Dean Koontz
Main Characters: Odd & Addison
Genres: Dark Comedy
REVIEW: If you are a fan of Dean Koontz and the Odd Thomas Series then you want to watch this adaptation. The movie starts by right away introducing us to Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin), a young guy with a strange ability. And while his ability might’ve been passed onto him from his mother, he certainly doesn’t want to end up like she did.
Odd (that’s his name) can see the death, and though the dead can’t talk to him they are able to show him who killed them and how they died. Over the years, Odd has made it his business and job to help the dead by catching the perpetrator and by making sure they are stopped from committing the same crime again.
This adaptation was very well executed, it shows Odd’s humanity and the burden that comes with his gift. Odd Thomas gift manages to bring balance and action to an otherwise ordinary life in a small town in which he flips pancakes for a living. Odd brings more than just his gift to the action, he knows how to throw a punch and though he isn’t well verse in the machinations of the devil and its demons, he manages to understand how evil worksand what they are after.
” If I live an average life span, l’ll have another sixty years before I see Stormy again. That would be a long wait. But I’m a patient man and I have much to do. ” – Odd Thomas
He is charming, funny and even romantic. I really enjoyed this movie because while creepy at times, it was lite enough to make me laugh, make me swoon and even cry. This movie manages to mix creepiness, romance and humor in a way that it is lite and not too cheesy.
Add Odd Thomas to your weekend movie repertoire, you will not regret it.