19 January 2012

Film Review: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
(May contain spoilers)

Director: Brad Silberling
Writers: Robert Gordan (screenplay), Daniel Handler (Novel)
Stars/Characters: Jim Carrey/Count Olaf, Liam Aiken/Klaus, Emily Browning/Violet, Jude Law/Lemony Snicket(Voice), Timothy Spall/Mr.Poe, Billy Connolly/Uncle Monty, Meryl Streep/Aunt Josephine
Cinema Release Date: 17th December 2004
Recently Watched (DVD): 19th January 2012
Rating Given: **

I read this book a long time ago now and all I really remember is that I didn't like it but when the film came out and saw all those stars I thought I would actually like it how wrong was I.

This as a book was very depressing and didn't really have a happy ending as it was a part of a series (which I never continued with) this films was also a bit depressing but with Jim Carrey as the villain it was hard not to laugh. If I remember rightly the ending is a little bit different to the books as it was a more lighter ending maybe that was due to the fact there is no more films unlike the books.

I thought the make-up for Jim Carrey was brilliant as you could hardly tell it was him.

I think that maybe it was wrong casted as there was too much humour with his character and I actually kind of liked him not what he did but the way he did it had a funnier edge to a dark theme.

With all of those stars I thought there was going to be some outstanding acting but I did find it lacking and the acting of the children was a lot better than the big stars which I found a bit shocking.

Overall not a great film and I don't think I will be watching it again.

Big stars big flop!

1 comment:

  1. I read the first book and could hardly finish it. Did not like them at all. The movie was not that great either.