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Odd Thomas (2013)
Anton Yelchin And A Strong Cast Make This Movie
Since Anton Yelchin died everyone has talked about his role in the Star Trek movies, but I'll remember him as Odd Thomas, short-order cook with a power to see dead people and sinister Bodachs who feed on pain, omens of disaster. He, his father (Willem Dafoe), and his girlfriend (Addison Timlin), must fight off a very odd stranger and swarm of Bodachs before a massacre wipes out his town.
Sound silly? Sound familiar? Not with Yelchin in it.
He took what could have been a goofy, sappy, straight-to-disc and made it a funny, creepy, scary, romantic, compelling, and heartbreaking story. He made Odd Thomas someone you would want on your side -- loyal, fearless, honourable, loving and lovable, and a hopeless romantic -- a better human than most of us, but a fully fleshed-out human.
That's what Anton Yelchin could do. From what I've heard, that's the kind of person he was in the real world. And like so many young people who leave us every day, we'll never get to see what more he could have become.