Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Reviews
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Despite of being goofy, questionable and even cheesy sometimes, it works like a charm and the credit goes to the brilliant adapted screenplay by Robert Gordon that keeps the audience engaged through its finely detailed peculiar world that the characters revolve around. Brad Silberling is exceptionally good on executing such premise but it required better editing. The feature scores majestically on performance level by Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep and a decent support among the young actors too. A Series Of Unfortunate Events has a darker and stronger premise than a usual kid's feature and still is light and breezy due to the stellar performances and amusing little inputs in the characters.
I gave this movie a chance and it blew it.
During the entire thing I felt just as much emotion as these chunks of wood.
Let's start with the compliments I have for this film.
The cinematography is pretty good. The main antagonist is awfully hatable and there are certain elements of mystery and suspense, which I enjoyed quite a lot.
Unfortunately, I was way too distracted by what a f*cking moron everybody is.
I have also seen a few reviewers talk about how great the visual effects in this movie are. I don't know how much of this movie was CG, so who am I to judge, but there were many moments that left me scratching my head at how fake the backgrounds looked.
In the end, some people might consider this a classic or something, but to me, it's just a mediocre movie with a few good moments based on some probably great books.