Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Book Thief movie review

Story: A young girl's perspective of WWII Germany.

The movie is a chronicle of a young girl who witness the rise and fall of the Third Reich and the effects of the Second World War. Liesel was living like a Grimm's fairy tale in this periodical movie. This movie is not just a war movie, it is a war drama.

What makes it interesting was that Liesel didn't have to leave Heaven Street to witness significant moments in Nazi Germany's timeline. You will not see Hitler in this movie but it will define why the Third Reich was formed and why is there racial hatred towards the Jews but the important part was how it affected Liesel, her adoptive parents, her real mother, her friend Rudy, and her neighborhood in Heaven Street.

For the casting, Liesel was played perfectly by Sophie Nelisse. She was the only choice who was ideal for the part of Liesel. Not only that she is the focus of the movie, she is working with award winning actors Geoffrey Rush and Emma Watson. I am looking forward for more opportunities for the young Sophie in the movies.

It is timely that it is the love month and if you are looking for something different for a date movie, this is one of my choices. Coincidentally, this is not the only movie set in World War II. The Monuments Men opened in cinemas earlier during the week.

The Book Thief opens February 19 in Philippine cinemas and was released by Twentieth Century Fox and distributed by Warner Bros. For more movie reviews, interviews and updates, visit and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.

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