Review of Childhood's End

120 minutes

Childhood’s End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious “Overlords,” whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.
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Dec 22, 2015 3:47AM EST
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First things first, I loved the book... I was both intrigued and concerned when I saw that this was going to be a thing. And yeah, the book is *always* better than the movie/TV show for READERS but not everyone enjoys reading so I prefer to judge these things based on the experience of watching it not comparing it to my imagination fueled by words.

My biggest complaint was the actor from "Under the Dome". He just... I don't know. He's not terrible but he's not good either. He's like a Ken doll. I honestly found the relationship stuff overplayed but I'm allergic to romantic story lines in general so that could just be me.

The rest of it though... I liked. Even with the book in the back of my head the series was still thought provoking and chilling. They even managed to find some child actors that weren't terrible.

If you're someone who wants all your questions answered then this isn't for you but I happen to appreciate stories that leave some things open for future contemplation.

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