Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Wow! The art direction in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) is just incredible! Sometimes it’s mind-boggling to see how much work goes into a Hollywood film. ILM did some amazing special effects on this film but the art direction is what really blew me away.

The sets are fantastic. The motion graphics for the titles at the end of the film is a short film that makes me feel hopelessy inadequate when it comes to animation.

Jim Carrey is a lot of fun to watch as he plays Count Olaf. His performance reminded me a little bit of his character in the Mask. Luis Guzman and Jennifer Coolidge (forever known now as Stifler’s mom) are wasted in their tiny roles. Blink and you’ll miss them. Timothy Spall (Secrets and Lies) is great in his role as Mr. Poe.

Recommended. And this is one your 6-year-old can watch safely.

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