Peter Jackson has taken the story of Susie Salmon and turned it into a frighteningly beautiful film. I was very curious as to how he would tell this story, especially the afterlife aspect of it, and boy.... it sure looks like he has done a spectacular job! When I read the book I wasn't even sure how to imagine some of these things and Jackson went ahead and one upped my imagination. How awesome is that!
Here is a great description of the story:
When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death, and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. (It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing set.) With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grifter father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant new novelist, and through the eyes of her winning young heroine, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful, touching, even funny novel about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.
This story has got everything a great film needs, it is also one that is going to really tug on your emotional cords and at the same time have you on the edge of your seat. When I read the book I couldn't put it down. It's a wonderful story that Jackson has brought to life in the most incredibly visual way. I couldn't be more excited to see this movie!
The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan.
Now Check out the trailer below!
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