• I’m Finally Allowing Myself To Love This Movie

    22 May 2023

    I love the title of YouTuber Michael's Movie Corner review for the Cirque Du Freak movie -- I'm Finally Allowing Myself To Love This Movie!!! Michael is a big fan of my books, and like many of my fans, he's struggled with the unfaithful movie adaptation that was made by Universal in 2009. But over the years he's managed to appreciate it for what it is, rather than mourn for what it wasn't -- though that doesn't mean he thinks it's perfect, as he highlights some gripes that he has with it too.

     

    To be honest, I could gripe about it too -- it definitely DOES have its flaws. But overall, putting my books to one side, I like much more than I loathe about it, and definitely agree with Michael that John C Reilly was perfectly cast as Mr Crepsley, even if the director and the script didn't allow him to be as faithful to the character as he wanted to be -- and he really did WANT to be more faithful to the books, having taken the time to read all 12 of them in preparationf or the role. Having said all that, despite what Michael says in his review, I've never said I LOVE the movie -- that was what the good folk at Universal SAID I said, in Hollywood publicists' usual exaggerating manner!! But I've watched it a few times, and enjoyed it each time, so yes, I certainly do LIKE it -- honestly!! (While still hoping hard, of course, that we one day get a reboot that sticks more closely to what I wrote in my books!)

     

    You can watch the fuill review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cntgqq2t4V0

     

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