Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
USA / English
"On December 17, Christmas cheer takes a holiday. "Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.
If you've seen the movie, you don't know what the books are like
The movie was decent. I enjoyed it, certainly. Technically it was
outstanding. Casting was good, sets were outstanding, costumes were
As an adaptation of the books, however, this was horrendous. It was as
if the writer had torn a quarter of the pages from the first three
books, a few pages from books 4-9, and pasted them together in a random
fashion to try and create a cohesive movie. Now, had I not read the
books, I would have enjoyed this movie very much, so I have to give
that to them, but as a fan, it was just a slap in the face.
If you've read the books, don't see the movie, it will just enrage you.
If you haven't, see the movie. It'll be very enjoyable. If, however,
you decide to read the books afterwards, be aware that they are far
darker than the movie shows, and the mystery is certainly deeper than
some magnifying glass in Count Olaf's house. Do not think of them as
7.5/10 for the movie, 2/10 for the adaptation.
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