With the kind of plotting and the pretty good utilization of the medium for the novel, translating the material into a two-hour audio-visual flair is really a tough path to take. On a more positive route, the film’s strong points as a commercial cinematic offer is that it combines religious, scientific, political, art, historical, and academic issues in one package; thus, making it an entertaining blend capturing many kinds of moviegoers.
The story centers on a tightly knit group of the four girls Lena (Alexis Bledel), Bridget (Blake Lively), Carmen (America Ferrera) and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn).
This period piece is worth seeing for its audio-visual feast. It is for the ears and the eyes, but not enough for the heart.
This film capitalizes on tanks and aircrafts mercilessly incinerated by three-legged, tripod-looking alien machines and extraterrestrial tentacles grabbing humans toward the worst end.