Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
... movie reviews
tue 2005-jul-26 21:00:43 pdt
I'm way behind writing this review, but on the 16th, we watched Lemony
Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It's really well
done! It has a fabulously Edward Gorey look and feel.
Jim Carrey, not surprisingly, carries off the bizarre insane villain
thing quite well, but really, I thought the kids actually gave the
better performance. Then again, maybe it's just that Carrey's
performance is simply less noteworthy because the role seems so
well-suited to him. In any case, the kids are definitely quite good.
The story was fun, suspenseful, and entertaining. But in retrospect
afterward, it seemed like they could have done more with the kids'
particular skills that are established at the beginning of the film.
I wonder whether the books do more with that...
Anyway, definitely gets my stamp of approval.