“The Time Traveler’s Wife”


MOVIE REVIEW: “The Time Traveler’s Wife” stars Eric Bana (Hulk [2003], Star Trek [2009]), Rachel McAdams (About Time, Midnight in Paris), Ron Livingston (Office Space, The Conjuring), Jane McLean (Shoot ‘Em Up, Whitecoats), Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Moneyball), Michelle Nolden (Red, The Perfect Man), Tatum McCann (Click, Neo Ned), and Stephen Tobolowsky (Memento, Groundhog Day). It is directed by Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D., Insurgent). Based on the book of the same name, this movie follows a man named Henry (Bana) who, since six years old, has been able to time travel. It is an uncontrollable curse that just happens at whatever times in his life. One day, while working at the library, Henry runs into this woman named Clare (McAdams) who says she knows him from when she was a little girl. Apparently Henry has time traveled sometime in the future to the past to meet Clare when she was a little girl and they have been hanging out on random days until she was eighteen. Now Clare wants to be back into his life and be with him, but being with Henry will come at a price since he is gone quite often time traveling.


Time travels by fast. This is my final review at the age of sixteen years old seeing how tomorrow is my birthday and apparently this movie has to do with time. I felt like I owed myself one last review before the big one and seven. This movie was quite an experience, and that can be either a good or bad thing depending the aspects of it. The plot was okay overall with some pretty solid acting from everyone that acted. I like the idea of time traveling and am always interested in someone’s story or take on the idea. This movie, of course, is a romance, but it is also very dramatic, which can be a good thing. The first thing that I can say that is a con of this is the beginning. They really thrust you into this movie, showing how he first starting getting his powers and explaining it pretty bluntly. From there on the movie’s flow of plot is a little hard to follow. They have several time jumps and never really say what date it is. It takes until the middle of the movie to fully grasp where he is going all the time and am able to piece it together, which is where the story gets better. The beginning towards the middles wasn’t the best, with many things just being thrown at you, like how just fifteen minutes until the film, Henry meets Clare and they already hit it off. I like movies to establish characters as well as the details of the plot in a timely manner, and it just felt rushed in this movie’s beginning. Thankfully the story got better at the middle and towards the end, but it still could’ve been better if they worked it out in the beginning. That is really the only con that I have, but it is a major issue. One thing I forgot to mention was the special effects of Henry teleporting, which were cool to watch. Overall, this movie turned out okay, with a very jumbled beginning, but it finds its ground at the middle and towards the end. FINAL SCORE: 73%= Juicy Popcorn

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