The Knight Times Online
The Lucky OneWednesday, May 16, 2012 By Kylie Exline, Section Editor
Nicholas Sparks has yet proven his talent in writing sappy love stories once again with the latest book adaptation The Lucky One. Based on his 2008 novel, this movie goes into detail of what being in the Marines is like, along with the constant battle of love and fear. With the obvious signs of tragedy, affection, and faith, what else would Sparks have to discuss? Starring Zac Efron as Sgt. Logan Thibault, pronounced as Tebow, and Taylor Schilling as Beth, the movie follows their inescapable romance with just the touch of fatal disaster. Although knowing Efron as the main character was comforting, Schilling was definitely a new face on the movie scene. She did however portray the young, content mom fairly well. Efron on the other hand played the role of former marine as if he experienced being stationed in Iraq in reality. His job is acting, so doing just that shouldn’t win him an Oscar or anything. Throughout the movie, the audience travels through its ups and downs with the sad, depressing scenes, and the happy-go-lucky ones. It doesn’t come as a shock to discover the characters’ tragic pasts, or the love affair that shortly forms. What does though is the way the plot contrasts with other Sparks novels. Sharing the same facts as the book, this movie explains all that one can go through by the young age of 25, along with dealing with the unfortunate circumstances of war, death, and at times reality. Upon discovering Logan’s hidden truth, the audience battles siding with his gorgeous face and Beth’s distant, yet reliable personality. As they continue their roles, one can’t help but to feel compassion for their love and misfortune all at once. If wanting a movie that’ll make you believe in love at first sight, keep faith for those in the service, or just to see Sparks most recent book turned movie, then make plans to see The Lucky One. You won’t be left dissatisfied.