Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Posted by Sulkyblue (29th Dec 2004, 19:53)

A beautiful film with an amazing depth of style and epic scale that makes a much bigger impression than the actual story. Carey is slightly over-the-top when playing Olaf as himself, but he is the ideal actor to play all the roles Olaf takes. The child actors do considerably better than many of the Harry Potter kids do and the supporting cast are all extremely good, including a nice voice over by Jude Law as Snicket. The style reminded me a lot of Tim Burton and the music is a perfect accompaniment. The story suffers slightly frombeing 3 books merged to one - there are 3 definate acts, but it keeps things moving well. An intriguing film with bucket loads of style and considerable humour, I recommend it very highly.

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 John Kirk ( 29th Dec 2004, 23:29, Rank: Patrician )  reply

One thing that I was trying to figure out - when is it supposed to be set? Most of it seems to be about 100 years ago, except for odd bits like the walkie-talkies. I guess it could be more modern, where all the characters just have unusual taste in clothes. Actually, it reminded me a bit of the first "Batman" film - 1930s style, but with jet planes...

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