Someone please tell me that the books aren’t as bad as this movie. As my husband said, ham-fisted is too gentle a descriptor. No scene could make a point without it being followed up by someone explaining the point in the next scene.
The acting was terrible (and I like a lot of the actors in this). We had to assume it was because the script was so bad, they couldn’t get through it without the camp.
I really am all for anything that gets kids to read, but could we limit the movie making to stuff that’s actually good?