I ABHOR what filmmakers did with the Series of Unfortunate Events books when they made the series into a movie. I understand that, when translating a book into a movie, some artistic license must be taken, but the movie left a poor taste in my mouth. There are 13 books in the series so they had to compact three of them into one movie. This made the pacing rushed and left almost no time for story telling and ambience. I loved the series as a child for its weird characters and whimsical narration, not to mention the mystery and suspense. The books are wonderful, but the movie tried so hard to live up to the books that it fell flat with too many A-list actors, a terrible screenplay, and not grasping what made the books so enchanting to readers.
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