This is not a happy story. There are no giggling elves and singing flowers. The evil villain is not defeated once and for all.
Welcome to the Baudelaire orphans’ life.
When their parents died in a terrible, home-destroying fire, they were sent to live with their standoffish Count Olaf — a word which here means (pure evil?) tough but fair.
Since Count Olaf is adamant to steal their enormous fortune, the three children have to be creative, using their unique skills of reading, inventing, and biting, to survive situations that include a train, the incredibly deadly viper, grammar, puttanesca sauce, a forbidden tower, and a bride.
And if that’s not enough, there are mysteries surrounding the children that they never knew of…and solving them might be the key to their survival…
In My Opinion…
Movie Classification: PG
My Rating: 5 Stars
This is one of my favourite movies. It’s just excellent. There are no bad parts, no inappropriate words… It’s just good from start to end.
The acting is excellent, Sunny the baby is adorable, the costumes are lovely, the music is perfect, and it’s so extremely funny!
It’s not exactly the same as the book (more like combining the first three books) but the way it’s done is just perfect. And though the ending is not happy, it’s sweet, and satisfyingly unsatisfying (which can be understood when the books are read and the movie watched.)
Definitely watch this movie. Maybe it won’t be your style, but I’m fairly sure you won’t hate it. Like I said, it’s hilariously funny, yet still a mystery.
(By the way, if your house bursts into flames after watching this, you should probably seek out the organization called VFD.)