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Teen, 14 years old Written byT-Rod July 8, 2010

My review of the book--not the movie

I have not yet seen this movie, but i know from the "Sex: Brief mild referance" and the "good Freeman, dumb plot", that this is a terrible adaption of the book. The movie is based on the book w/ the same title by James Patterson( a very talented thriller/suspense writer ), and though the movie was made second in the series, it is the first in the books. Kiss the Girls( the first movie starring Morgan Freeman in the role of Alex Cross ) was the second book. Now, the book is a twisted, demented, and corrupt view into the mind of a killer. It shows you the POV of the characters Soneji, Cross, Jezzie, Maggie Rose Dunne, and a few other minor characters. But mostly Cross and Soneji. It, surprisingly, isn't filled w/ much violence. A few are shot in a McDonalds, a man is choked with handcuffs, another man is shot in the head, people are scewered with a hunting kife, a man is cut in the cheek with sheering scissors, a boy is beaten and raped after dying from overdose of some kind of knock-out gas, and maybe a few other things. Sex felt much worse. After Alex and Jezzie start having feeligs with each other and after a few drinks( there is a few brief drinking scenes ) they both go into a room for the night, and somethig tells me that they weren't just going in there for a friendly conversation. Alone on an island, they take off their clothes and it says, "And then we did each other." Also, another scene where it describes in explicit detail, intercourse in a bathtub. Also, when you read in the POV of the killer, you read twisted and sickening ideas, thoughts, and memories...BUT!!!... Alex Cross is determined to continue searching for Maggie Rose Dunne after everyone else gives up hope. Also, he still plays and has fun w/ his kids, though he is very busy often. Nana Momma is looked at as a wise and responsible woman
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old July 18, 2009
A little scary.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking