Last weekend on channel A&E, I watched a two night movie event called, "Bag of Bones." It's based on the the Stephen King novel and stars, Pierce Brosnan, Annabeth Gish, and Melissa George. I had been looking forward to seeing this film for about a month now and got to see a behind the scenes look into the movie, and it definitely caught my attention.
Here is a brief synopsis of "Bag of Bones."
Several years after his wife Jo's death, novelist Mike Noonan, played by Pierce Brosnan, still suffers writer's block. A dream inspires him to return to the couple's summer retreat in western Maine, a lakeside house called "Sara Laughs." Shortly after arriving, Noonan is caught in the middle of a custody battle involving the daughter of an attractive young widow, played by Melissa George, and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather. He also discovers that "Sara Laughs" is haunted and that his late wife, Joanna, still has something to tell him.
The more Noonan starts to investigate about his wife's death and the secrets of the town, more strange things start to happen. He begins to see more of his wife's ghost as a deformed swamp corpse, along with other women shown in the same scary way. He also begins to see other ghost figures, including children. It seems the more and more he investigates, the worse these visions happen to him.
While watching this film, I definitely went in with an open mind. There were some movie critics who didn't like the film because supposedly it was a lot different from the novel. In any movie I watch, I try to not base it on the book. I don't see how people can compare because in film, it's a completely different medium than a book. Both are two different ways to tell a story.
When I started watching the film, I admit it started out slow for about the first 30 minutes, but then definitely turns into a scary psychological thriller. The story also had many twists that kept me on my toes and I couldn't keep my eyes off it. The movie definitely picks up and as a viewer I was very surprised by the turn of events that happen and what Noonan learns.
By the end, I really enjoyed, "Bag of Bones." At first there were moments that didn't make sense to me but as the movie progresses, the events begin to connect. I liked how everything came together in the end and I do recommend seeing this film if you get the chance. It's on the A&E Channel and you can also see it on demand. I recommend "Bag of Bones," to check out. Even if you don't think it's the best interpretation of the Stephen King novel, it's definitely still something new to check out and you'll appreciate the unexpected ending. Pierce Brosnan did a wonderful job of staying in character as Noonan, even with all of the crazy and macob things that happen to him. Everyone was perfectly cast in this film.
HERE IS THE LINK TO SEE THE PREVIEW TO "Bag of Bones," http://bcove.me/bc9mxg0d