I hate when movie trailers try to build their films into something they're not. In the case of "The Words," however, I was pleasantly surprised to find a rich and articulate story under the "thriller" guise its trailers had put on.
And the fanboys cheered as the movie about a dragon rider and his dragon flies into theaters today. But those cheers will be cut off by feelings of disappointment and the idea that a fandom is being ruined.
Well-scripted and engaging, this romantic film deserves points not only for going head to head with the work's anti-Semitism but for doing so in a way that will make clear to viewers the despicable nature of hate.