Will Watch This One Soon...

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kingzeppelin

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Apr 15, 2012
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I enjoyed the book immensely, but then I enjoyed the movie as well. For $1 you got a real bargain.
I don't think you will be disappointed with the adaptation, if I was asked to categorise it as good or bad. I'd have to say, to use the parlance of the book, that it was a..
"****eree"
(If you find strong language offensive do not open the spoiler, or read "Dreamcatcher")
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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Well I have not seen the entire movie (just caught a bit of it on TV once) but I enjoyed the book. The above actor is one that I like watching so that did help a bit.

"Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space".
:alien:
 

kingricefan

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Jul 11, 2006
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I like the book and thought the movie was an okay adaption- the first part showing the friends together is great but after it the army shows up it's kinda loses it for me. I can't get over the eyebrows that Morgan Freeman is sporting in his role- what were they thinking???? They're scarier than the Ripleys!
 

Neil W

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May 27, 2008
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While I enjoyed much of the early part of Dreamcatcher (the book), I felt it lost its way when the army got involved and, overall, didn't really work. The film made a valiant attempt to capture the book but, inevitably, followed a similar rather rambling and unsatisfactory path through to its conclusion.