I sorta liked the movie. The thing that I thought would be the biggest
problem, wasn't. Tommy Lee Jones didn't seem too old for the part. Too angry
maybe. The film looked good. Actors were fine. Good music. Bad script,
mainly because of the source material. It may be going against the opinions
of many on the list, but I don't think Electric Mist is anywhere near the
best of the series. The Hollywood on the bayou stuff throws everything off.
In the movie, it just seemed stupid and contrived. The surreal ghost
conversations really don't work on screen. And, most important for a movie
adaptation, there's no Clete Purcell. Without Clete, Robicheaux has to work
too hard and the mood is solid depression. What I want to see is Michael
Rooker or William Forsythe come roaring in to lift Jones out of his funk and
add some zest to the scene. Didn't happen.
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