Hello, all! Welcome back to my blog. It is such a crappy day here. It has been raining on and off for the past week or so. Mostly because we here on the east coast are on the tail end of a hurricane. So there’s rain, flooding, phone lines are down, tress are down…it’s a mess and to top it off we’ll be entering out third (I think) heat wave of the summer. Which sucks because I have to be outside this weekend. So check on your pets, your elderly neighbors, your kids, check on everyone because it’s going to be hawt!!! But moving on, I have just finished watching Widows. I read the book back in January and now I have finally watched the movie. If you would like to see my review of the book click here.
**WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**
So to recap, Widows is about a group of women who try to complete the heist that ultimately killed their husbands. I gave the book a 4/5. The movie…..not so much. For one thing, I knew the movie wasn’t going to be set in London which is totally fine. What I didn’t like were the character changes and the heist itself. So in the book, Linda was this smart-ass, didn’t-take-any-shit-from-anyone type of person. In the movie she was completely different: she owned a dress shop, she had kids and she was a bit on the reserved side. Whereas Alice was the tough chick who after being abused at the hands of her husband decided to take control of her life. Then there was Belle. Personality wise Belle was the same, however, like Linda she had a kid. Now I think they made these women have children to make them more personable and also to showcase that they had something worst fighting for. Which is great and all, however, I think it was a bit cliche and it would’ve worked out better if they didn’t have children. One thing that was added was the political agenda. They had two individuals (one black and one white) fighting for a position in a primary black community. And I think that was added to be more “modern” and more up to date with what’s happening today in society. The heist and the aftermath in the book was great. But the heist and the aftermath in the movie was weak and anticlimactic. Granted I know that the movie can’t be 100% accurate to the book. Hell, it probably can’t even be 80%. However, I do wish that the director tried a little bit harder to be parallel to the original story. But that’s just my opinion. It wasn’t a bad movie. Much like the book the movie spent a good amount of time showing the women prepare for the heist but there wasn’t a lot of action, which makes sense. I did laugh at some scenes and others caught me off guard. It was nice film though.
Accuracy wise: 1-2/5
Until next time!