2/20/2017

watch//the girl on the train

Before I get started I just need to say this -- here's the thing I didn't enjoy the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins. It was meant to be amazing and it was just... nothing. I felt the same way about Gone Girl. Both had a really good premise and the makings of being amazing, gripping, wonderful. Both were dull, bland, boring. Still, on this, I was excited to watch The Girl On The Train with Emily Blunt. Because I knew the story had promise even if I didn't think Paula Hawkins did.

Before watching I'd heard that it wasn't worth seeing. That the book was so much better. That is was badly acted and shot. But here's the thing --

The Girl on the Train is one of the rare examples of the movie being better than the movie. On the same par with Gone Girl. Because, let's face facts, with the latter, the movie was so much better. 

The thing is, with this film, it's bleek and blurry and takes you brilliantly into that "crazy" world that I remember quite un-fondly. That kind of mind-bogging head-smacking breakdown. Look, I don't know. I just liked it. It was good. 

Laura Prepon and her eyebrows were in it and those brows freak me out.

Emily Blunt is distracting in that kind of ugliness where you know she's not actually ugly but she just looks... distracting. The story has changed up a tad, as book to movie translations usually go, and it is, without a doubt, so much better than the book. So much better. It's as if the book is cheap chocolate that tastes like ass. It's okay if you're desperate. But the movie is chocolate that actually tastes good and has a good portion of nuts thrown in for good measure. I do love me some nuts.

That's my analogy and I'm sticking to it. 

So... yes, go watch it. And if you haven't read the book, don't bother...

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