Let me be clear: “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger is one of my most favorite books. Reading it was emotional journey and the novel was a perfect blend of adventure and love, sprinkled with literary honesty and truthfulness. It wasn’t a bubble-gum, Nicholas Sparks-drugstore-paperback-romance and that’s what made it extraordinary.
But wow, this trailer makes “The Time Traveler’s Wife” look like the sequel to “A Walk to Remember.” I realize it’s just a preview and this could simply be a miscue from the studio’s marketing folks, but if this is any indication of how the story will be told, then some things are better left to one’s imagination. I hope that’s not the case.
The movie opens on August 14, and Niffenegger must feel the same trepidation I do, because she said this of the upcoming movie release, “I’ve got my little movie that runs in my head. And I’m kind of afraid that will be changed or wiped out by what somebody else might do with it. And it is sort of thrilling and creepy, because now the characters have an existence apart from me.”
Check out the trailer below. Have you read the book? If so, what are your thoughts?