Not All Dogs Go to Heaven
Feb 19, 2008
Review by jettakd
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot.
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As an avid lover of horror books and movies, I was ecstatic to hear that the most interesting and dynamic novel about werewolves I have ever read was to be adapted to the silver screen.
I should never have gotten my hopes up.
Fans of books are usually disappointed in on screen adaption of their favorite books. However, it is usually a level of disappointment that one can handle. A minor omission of a scene in Harry Potter; a slight change of part to adapt Lord of the Rings to a modern audience: all forgivable in time. As for Blood and Chocolate?
They changed everything but the names and lycanthropy.
Not only did they change nearly the entire plot, but also the country of origin and the ages of the entire cast.
Where Vivian was to be a shy American high school werewolf who had last her father due to the entire pack being herded out by angry villagers, she is a tortured American born European sophisticate working for her family's chocolate shop. While the origin story is similar it does not bare the same facts.
Also Aidan and all of the other characters are older then they were in the book, taking away any of the charm the villains may have had.
Whereas the original plot line was more romance than horror, it is the opposite with the movie. Love is often replaced with bad shape-shifting scenes and explosions. Instead of the solemnity of young Romeo and Juliet-esque love, it describes more of chocolate and absinthe than the feelings of euphoria they induce.
This movie doesn't even try to stay faithful to the book that inspired it. Even people who have never read the book can tell that the dialog is strained and the storyline is convoluted.
If you want a wonderful book to read about love and lycanthropy, read Blood and Chocolate. If you want a badly directed and stiffly acted film, that manages to make explosions boring, than Blood and Chocolate is what you need.
Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: None of the Above
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 13 and Older
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