Since Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite authors and The Sirens of Titan is one of my favorite books of his, I have to say something about this new movie The Time Traveler’s Wife. When I saw the TV ad for the film, it said it was based on a book, so I figured it was based on Sirens of Titan, but after doing a bit of research I found out it is based, in fact, on an “original” novel by one Audrey Niffenegger.
The nerve! It’s clearly the same exact plot, although Vonnegut’s version is interesting and well-written literature, and this newfangled book is a cheap sci-fi romance. As this Amazon review so eloquently stated, “Read “The Sirens of Titan” (written much much earlier) by Kurt Vonnegut and you will be amazed at the similarities between the “chrono-synclastic infundibulum” and Niffenegger’s “Chrono Dispalcement” — not only in the concept, but in how it is used.”
Well I won’t be seeing this Vonnegut Light romance poopola. Besides the fact that I don’t approve of the ripoff, Rachel McAdams needs to stop playing roles that aren’t of teenaged mean girls. Everything else she’s made has been more or less terrible. “Mean Girls 2” please?