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The 2015 Film

  • Critical Dissonance: The film did rather well with critics (Rotten Tomatoes gives it a critical score of 80%), but fared far worse with audiences (the site's audience score sits at only 45%), and was a Box Office Bomb. In its three week-run, it took in only $121,461.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Viewers waiting for a more faithful adaptation to the book expressed disappointment that the film eschewed most of the plot points of the book in favor of a Love Triangle between the leads taking up most of the plot instead of the cat-and-mouse sci-fi thriller of the book, so much so that the film can come off as an in-name-only adaptation.
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  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Aside massive changes in the plot itself, the film turns into another by-the-numbers "faith vs. science" deal while making Ann deeply religious, all handled with a subtelity of a bull in a china store.

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