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A Series Of Unfortunate Events DVD Review

Jim Carrey stars as the evil Count Olaf in the movie, Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events.
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Jim Carrey stars in the movie adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events.
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A Series Of Unfortunate Events DVD Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Jim Carrey stars as Count Olaf in the movie, Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Check out pictures and Kidzworld's review of this kids' movie.

Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire try to elude the evil and conniving Count Olaf in the movie version of Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Find out is this unfortunate piece of movie making is worth seeing...


A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Movie Misfortune

When the parents of Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken) and Sunny Baudelaire (Shelby and Kara Hoffman) are killed in a mysterious house fire, the three children are sent to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf (played by Jim Carrey). The evil Count plots to steal the Baudelaire's hefty inheritance, while placing the children in the path of oncoming trains and deadly leaches.


A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Darkness and Despair

The movie is based on the first three books in Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events - The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window. While the unfortunate events in the movie are slightly different from the ones from the books, the film does a great job of creating the dark worlds of Lake Lachrymose, Uncle Monty's Reptile Room and the evil Count Olaf's mansion. At times the movie seems to drag, but there's enough misfortune, deadly plot twists and general despair to ensure it doesn't get stuck for too long. Jim Carrey is both funny and disturbing in playing the many different versions of Count Olaf and Emily Browning is great as the inventive and intelligent, Violet. You'll see a few frights from the likes of The Incredibly Deadly Viper and lots of laughs from Sunny's constant biting and Count Olaf's ongoing evil.


A Series of Unfortunate Events - DVD Features

Hear what the author of these deadly books has to say about the making of the movie on the Series of Unfortunate Events DVD. You'll also get commentary from the director about all the creepy, crawly details of the flick! And yes, you will also be able to check out a ton of deleted scenes and bloopers! Unfortunately for all those Count Olaf fans, you won't hear what Jim Carrey thought of the flick - maybe for the next movie?


A Series Of Unfortunate Events - The Bottom Line

If you like movies filled with warm hugs, first kisses and cute puppies you should avoid this movie like the Black Plague. But if you enjoy dark movies, with loathsome villains and mounds of misfortune, you'll definitely want to enter the world of Lemony's Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. The movie's miserable characters and evil sets make it as unpleasant to watch as the books are to read. You can be sure a sequel is already in the works.


A Series of Unfortunate Events Rating: 4

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    sparkly_chick

    sparkly_chick wrote:

    I love this movie. I grew up watching it (I admit Jim Carrey scarred me somewhat) and I've read all 13 books. My favorite book was The Reptile Room, because they finally got a nice guardian who I actually liked (though Aunt Josephine was a grammar nut like me, :P)... and then he died. Frown Still, the books were better. I highly recommend them, but if you don't like sad endings I don't recommend reading the last one; you can read the first one without having to read the others. 5/5 stars for me!
    commented: Fri Nov 14, 2014

    sunny 5666

    sunny 5666 wrote:

    july shut up
    commented: Wed Mar 20, 2013

    who cares about me..
    omg oomg omg omg omg i love these book sign me up tehe
    commented: Sat Nov 10, 2012

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