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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune...

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@shleea @UnicornsAre_Rad I think this movie is one of the most underrated of the big children's movies. I go back to it fairly frequently and the detail and filming and set decoration are amazing. Can't wait.
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none of netflix shows have disappointed me so i'm pretty sure it's going to be good.
@UnicornsAre_Rad i heard that too and i hope it turns out better than the movie!
netflix is making a show out of this

i love it

:( I'm very upset and depressed about the new Lemony Snicket movie. I love the books, but they're not REALLY that funny. They're more emotional than comedic. That's why I'm upset, they're making the Lemony Snicket movie funny when it's not supposed to be. I could REALLY use some feedback, so feedback me please. Well...that's all for my first journal entry. Give my your thoughts on my site. Till next time, PEACE.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events



For a movie that promises and delivers so much darkness, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a surprisingly joyous and lively experience. The movie is dark exactly when it needs to be, people die, kids are threatened with big butcher knives, etc.; it's all so deliciously entertaining, especially for a purported kids movie. Jim Carrey hits more than he misses as Count Olaf, but sometimes he seems too much like a stand-up comedian doing a simple, misplaced bit. Meryl Streep is gold, she steals the movie and had me laughing every minute she was on the screen. The two lead children, Liam Aiken and Emily Browning, lend their characters an element of intelligence that furthers their development and left me believing these characters had the potential to do anything. The third child is an infant, who is oddly and obviously CGI at certain points, there's also an annoying running gag with the baby speaking that could have been left out. Jude Law provides the narration and takes a little getting used to, but eventually becomes a non-issue.

The sets all seem very theatrical, creating a sinister fantasy world, which just enhances the film's message of showing the importance of finding a sanctuary in a world so terribly angst-ridden. The kids have great chemistry, the movie has heart and ends on a very meaningful and relevant note. The climax is not as solid as the rest of the film, including the thoughtful denouement; in fact, the climax is strangely and interestingly incestuous, but it features a little too much slapstick humor and is not as wondrous as anything that came before it. Small, but important, stumbles aside, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a smart, completely riveting entry into a pointedly dark world that will mix your cynicism with your heart and create one nice big bag of creepily infectious joy.
This movie loks F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C (Hehe, I haven't actually seen it yet, I'm seeing it this Friday when it comes out!) But, when I do see it, I'm going to review it, and I personally think that it's going to bump Harry Potter off the charts!
This movie will not be liked by everyone. But I liked it. I didn't read the books and am being held hostage to read Hitch-Hickers first, but I do want to read them now. Jim Carrey is at his best, but get this...he DOESN'T steal the show. For a movie to be able not to let Jim Carrey steal the show when he's at his best has got to say something.

One part that I didn't feel fit properly was a scene where the ribbon falls out of the typewriter. It is not all that bad because if you read the books (and this was explained to me), you realize that it is actually brilliant direction.

This movie was good for me, but not for everyone. Some may find it too dark, some may not appeal to it. You've been warned...asshole!

P.S. Jacob, you are exactly like Klaus, except you're a loser!!!! And you smell. HAHA! I RULE!!!
If you are looking for an easy to entertaining movie without much in the way of substance or ending, this movie is for you. Visually fascinating, the characters and plot plod along throughout. Comedy this is not. This movie is not for younger children, as my 6 year old was bored to pieces. Sensory stimulation and a chance to lose yourself for a couple of hours is the best that can be said for this movie.
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