Was expecting it to in no way hold up and that Salles was crazy even to try this. Also thought it would damage the purity of how people find this book. I was totally wrong. Salles captures the spirit of the novel and for me it was like re-experiencing my own discovery of Kerouac and that world, but this time through film. Hedlund, I thought, nailed it. The critics are destroying him, but these are not people I expect to understand the spirit of Dean anyway.
After a terrorist attack at Sea World (it's called Fish World in the movie) a little kid saves a talking dolphin (Morgan Freeman) and takes it home to live in his pool in Reseda. Homeland Security agents (Kristofferson and Judd) are staked out next door surveilling a suspected serial killer (Harry Connick Jr. in his most eerie and chilling performance since Copycat) and soon catch wind there's a talking dolphin (the great Morgan Freeman). PETA activists, angry neighbors, and more Feds show up and just won't leave the dolphin (again, portrayed by Oscar-winning icon Morgan Freeman) alone. But when it turns out the dolphin is really God and Connick Jr. wants to barbeque him is when this tale goes truly biblical. And it's based on a true fucking story. Rent it!
Really well put together, well acted, etc, but not anything like the advertisements. Amanda Seyfried is nowhere to be found, unless that's how the filmmakers intended it. Also, there's no wolf, despite what the poster makes you think. Not sure what the marketing people were thinking, but it's still quite a good trilogy.