Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Sizemore, Donnie Wahlberg
Four young friends perform a heroic act and are changed forever by the uncanny powers they gain in return. Years later the friends, now men, are on a hunting trip in the Maine woods when they are overtaken by a blizzard in which something much more ominous moves. Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends must first prevent the slaughter of innocent civilians by a military vigilante, then overcome a threat to the bond between them.
This is a review of the movie and not the book. This movie received really bad reviews. I could not understand why. Most that I have read about the movie, they say that the beginning of the movie is good, but then it gets worse toward the end. I thought the movie was so good, if you just look at the movie.
Since the book has so much detail in it, they were not able to really go into these four men's friendship, but the movie still gave you some background on how they became so close to one another. The story itself was a bit out there. It work out so well for the audience. You felt the bond that these friends had each other and for Duddits. He was the most interesting character in the whole movie. He was not in the movie that much, but his four friends in the cabin always spoke great of him. That was such a sweet part of the story. I just loved that.
The cast was brilliant. I loved them all. They did such a great job on their roles. Morgan Freeman is always great in a movie. I do not think he has been bad at all ever. Jason Lee was great in this movie. I was just so surprised to see him in it. It was not the type of movie that we were use to see him in. The real star in the movie was Donnie Wahlberg as Diddits. Until someone told me that he played the role, I would have never known it. He was great in that role. Who would have that.
The special effects for the aliens were not the best, but this movie was not really about that at all. This movie was about friendships. Still they did their best with the creation of the aliens. The coolest part was seeing all of the animals in the woods walking away from the aliens. The scene looked really good, and it was just out of nowhere.
This was a great movie, but it just did not do that well with the critics and movie goers. It is well worth watching and even owning a copy. If you never saw it, then you need to. It is a good movie. Enjoy.
Dreamcatcher (2003) Trailer