The official trailer for The Rum Diary, the movie based on the Hunter S. Thompson book of the same title, is out, and after seeing it, I’ve to admit that my excitement went several notches down. My first impression is that the producers had turned it into something like a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas sequel rather than treating it as a whole new different and totally separate and unrelated project. I hope I’m wrong.
That aside, the movie seems to be a riot, and I’ll still watch it despite its apparent infidelity with the book. I’ll just avoid comparisons and expect less, which I think is the key to enjoying movies based on bestsellers.