Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events

New Years Day, we pack up the kids to go see The Incredibles. It's been out a while, so we don't bother doing Fandango or trying to get there that early, but sure enough, it's sold out. Kids are somewhat upset (Son already saw it with a friend, but Daughter hadn't, and neither had Wife or I), so we go for plan B, and go see Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events.

This is one wild movie. Jim Carrey is nothing short of awesome as Count Olaf, and the kids are great in their roles as well. Especially Sunny; she's a riot!

The movie is dark and dreary, without being depressing, which is a neat task. Daughter, 3, didn't care for it too much, but Son liked it pretty well. I, OTOH, walked around pretending to be Count Olaf for the rest of the evening.

I'd like to know how to describe the visual impact of the movie. It reminds me a little bit of Brazil, and other movies (that don't come to mind at the moment) have had that kind of feel to them as well. (You can tell I'm not a serious movie buff, right?)

Anyway, I'd love to go see this one again before it leaves the theatre, and may well put it on the list to buy when it comes out.

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