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rosiesmith’s review published on Letterboxd:
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I finished reading the book last night so figured I’d give the film a rewatch. I was surprised with how much they changed when it came to the plot. The basic structure is somewhat there but so many part have been adapted and changed. Would have been cool to see Wade represented as the body type he was written. I think I somewhat preferred some of the changes they made in the film, but other things, like the romance, kinda bugged me. Also the build up / explanation to the story sort of felt rushed and I didn’t feel very connected to the characters. I did think the production design and animation were excellent, really immersive and well done. I also love Aech. At the end of the day, this is still a fun movie which came from such a brilliant idea, but both the film and the book have fallen a little flat for me.