I tried. Honestly, I tried. I gave it an hour, and my will to live just sapped away.
I’ve never read the book – I don’t know if that would’ve helped or hindered in watching the film. And honestly, I don’t really care one way or the other.
To be fair, and as a disclaimer, it was always going to be an uphill struggle with me, as I’m not a fan of- or even someone who likes- the primary actors (Tom Hanks and Halle Berry) but all the same, I found all the characters unlikeable and (more damningly) uninteresting. After an hour – and still with two more to go – I just didn’t care about any single person in the film.
I tried. It failed.I got a third of the way in before my brain rebelled and forced me to press “Stop” and then “Delete”.
Of course, your thoughts on it may vary – if so, leave those comments below to tell me how and why I’m wrong…