Mittwoch, Mai 07, 2008

The Ruins

Bei einer Zwischenlandung in Washington habe ich mir neulich das Buch "The Ruins" (deutsch: "Dickicht") von Scott Smith gekauft und anschließend im Flieger regelrecht verschlungen. Die Geschichte dreht sich um eine Gruppe junger Mexiko-Urlauber, die zu einer archäologischen Ausgrabungsstätte im tiefsten Dschungel aufbrechen. Dort angekommen, werden sie von bewaffneten Dörflern auf einem Hügel festgehalten, der von mysteriösen Schlingpflanzen überwuchert ist. Die Pflanzen entpuppen sich als intelligente Fleischfresser, die auf Nahrung aus sind. Ungemein spannend geschrieben und stellenweise richtig eklig! Nun begab es sich, dass das Hotel in Las Vegas ein Multiplex-Kino zu bieten hatte, in dem gerade die Verfilmung des Buches lief. Was tat Kai also? Richtig: Mit einer Medium Cherry Coke bewaffnet (entspricht bei uns ungefähr einem Liter ... was ist dann da drüben bitte Large?) setzte er sich in einen der unglaublich bequemen Sessel mit Kipplehne, zog sich den Streifen rein ...

... und wurde bitterlich enttäuscht! Allein die Tatsache, dass der Romanautor, der im übrigen auch die Vorlage zu "A simple Plan" geschrieben hat, selbst das Drehbuch zu dieser Gurke verfasste, lässt mich den Glauben an das Gute in der Welt verlieren. Sind die Charaktere im Buch noch jeweils mit einem Hintergrund ausstaffiert und wirken richtig lebendig, werden sie in der Verfilmung zu eindimensionalem Kanonen-, oder besser Pflanzenfutter. Der Film reiht ohne ein Gespür für Dramatik Szenen des Romans aneinander. Sozusagen ein Best-of, bei dem man allerdings trotzdem einige der besten Stellen vergessen hat.
Damit nicht genug, werden die Schicksale der Figuren scheinbar ohne Sinn und Verstand ausgetauscht oder im Sinne eines weichgespülten Hollywood-Happy-Ends gar komplett verändert. Ohne zu viel verraten zu wollen: Im Roman endet die Geschichte tragisch, während es im Film jemand schafft, zu entkommen. Hier frage ich mich ernsthaft, was das soll. Sinn und Zweck der Belagerung ist es, keinen der Urlauber entkommen zu lassen, weil er sonst die Sporen der aggressiven Pflanze in die Welt hinaustragen könnte. Es ist zwar ein interessanter Ansatzpunkt, jemanden entkommen zu lassen, nur würde ich dann auch zeigen, was das für Folgen hat. Aber nix. Pustekuchen! Der Überlebende fährt mit einem Jeep auf und davon. Schluss.
Immerhin hat man eine der beiden widerlichsten Szenen des Romans, eine improvisierte Beinamputation, einigermaßen gut auf die Leinwand gerettet. Die noch ekligere Selbstverstümmelung, die gegen Ende kommt, ist hingegen nur noch rudimentär und weniger konsequent erhalten geblieben.

Kennern des Buches rate ich vom Kinobesuch ab, wer Lust auf einen oberflächlichen Horrorfilm hat, der auf DVD besser aufgehoben wäre als im Kino, kann sich die knapp 90 Minuten aber gerne antun. Das Eintrittsgeld kann man aber auch sinnvoller anlegen, indem man sich einfach den Roman besorgt, den ich wie gesagt nur empfehlen kann.
Kinostart in Deutschland ist übrigens der 26. Juni, die FSK sagt trotz ekliger Szenen "frei ab 16 Jahren".

Fazit: Enttäuschende Romanverfilmung. Wieder einmal eine als Kinofilm getarnte Videopremiere.

Wertung: 2 von 5

Kommentare:

  1. Verdammt.....die Worte über das Buch ließen mich schon den Stift zücken um den Titel zu notieren, nur lohnt sich das jetzt überhaupt noch, wo ich Tölpel noch weiter gelesen hab?

    Kenne ja nun leider das Ende :(

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  2. Sorry für den Spoiler. Lohnt sich aber auf jeden Fall.

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  3. das buch werde ich mir mit sicherheit zu gemüte führen. und um den Film mache ich einen großen Bogen. Buchverfilmungen sind selten gut. Ok es gibt Ausnahmen... ^^

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