I'm a total sucker for Nicholas Sparks' books and movies, so I agreed to seeing this with my sister despite the 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I wasn't really sure what this was about, but there was a lot more violence and suspense than what I was expecting. I wanted the satisfactory, cheesy, love story coupled with the bit of drama(aka death by disease that Nicholas Sparks has seemed to trademark) . Yes, it obviously was a romance, but the darker side of the story really combated with this. So, don't see this if you just wanted a typical Sparksian flick.
I know Josh Duhamel is aging pretty well, but the casting was odd. He's 40, and Julianne Hough is 24. That's weird.
I still liked this movie, and I don't think it deserves a 12%, but it sure wasn't great. The ending was really sloppy, with the epic battle scene, but what I really didn't like was the throw in of the one character who I can't name without giving spoilers. I understand the purpose of this character, but her role wasn't executed well.