Saturday, August 29, 2009
At the Movies: The Time Traveler's Wife
As soon as I saw the first commercial for The Time Traveler's Wife, I knew I had to see it. It promised to be one of those magical, heart-sweeping sagas that demands tissues. How did the movie stack up? Well, it did demand tissues. But it was more disturbing than magical and ended with many unanswered questions. Also, there were a few gory parts bad enough to make me cover my eyes. Even so, it wasn't bad. Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana were very good in it -- it just wasn't what I expected. I'd really like to read the book, though. Nine times out of ten the book is better than the movie anyway. In this case, I think it will probably tackle those unanswered questions and delve more deeply into the fine points of time travel as well as the couple's relationship.