Nicholas Sparks is aware of specifically who his audience is and, as exclusive as which will be, he is aware of he will notice success writing on to them. His books aren’t stuffed with sensible ideas or commentary, simply easy fantasy and romance that folks will wander away in and then immediately forget. That said, it’d be a surprise if even his most loyal fans might notice one thing to like within the adaptation of his novel The Lucky One.
The story begins with a marine named Logan (Zac Efron) serving within the Iraq War. The morning once an evening raid, he finds an image of what simply therefore happens to be a stunning young girl buried within the dirt. When he stands and walks over to examine it, an explosion erupts from the place where he was sitting and he takes it as a symptom. Upon returning home, Logan goes on a pursuit for the girl (Taylor Schilling), whom he learns is known as Beth, however once meeting her encompasses a mysteriously arduous time telling her the reality. Instead, he lies for fully no reason and takes employment performing at her family-run kennel. As months pass they grow nearer and start a relationship, however he still can’t tell her concerning the photo that he found within the desert.
You may currently be asking yourself, “Why wouldn’t he simply tell her concerning the picture?” however it is a mystery that results in the film’s biggest issue: there’s no conflict driving the story. When Logan and Beth initial meet he’s near to tell her the reality, however when she interrupts him the message is dropped fully and doesn’t come back as a difficulty till the third act. The movie tries to complete this gaping void by giving Beth an asshole ex-husband (who is as generic as they come) that Logan needs to modify, however it solely is a distraction from the most purpose. sadly, it’s such a dumb ploy that I doubt even the youngest members of the audience can fall for it.
While it’s no secret that Nicholas Sparks has been churning out constant story for years currently, The Lucky One is truly insulting in how manufactured it’s. As a personality, Logan is built because the final feminine fantasy: he sounds like Zac Efron, is sensitive however never over-emotional, he plays the piano, enjoys long walks, and dogs, grandmothers and kids all adore him. Logan is therefore excellent that it really borders on parody. And it doesn’t stop there. each character, be it the aforementioned asshole ex, the sassy grandma, or the precocious kid, has been seen in thousands of different stories and not one little bit of originality is brought into the combo here.