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This film is based on the first three books of A Series of Unfortunate Events. I’m not an avid fan of the series but I have read the first book, The Bad Beginning, and it was great. Like the books, the film is filled with dreadful events yet shows a little humor – enough to make you hope for a happy ending. But don’t get you’re hopes too high.

The story is about a Happy Little Elf who happens to enjoy quirky songs accompanied by lovely birds and other lovely creatures you can think of. The film is done out of clay and shows gleeful scenes. Am I right? Wrong. The narrator goes to warn the audience that if you love happy ending go see another movie.

The Baudelaire Children

The story is about the Baudelaire children suffering from the clutches of an evil and greedy villain. The Baudelaire children are blessed with uncanny skills. Violet, 14 and the oldest, is an inventor. She fancies herself on machines, both simple and complex. Klaus is a bookworm and it is safe to say that he have read thousands of books and at least one for every subject, which makes him a sure winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Top this: everything he read he remembered. Sunny, the youngest , is a baby. She busies herself on biting, almost anything and like every baby, she speaks gibberish language. These are the reasons they survived every threat and the reason that makes the film interesting. (more…)

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The Bad Beginning is full of unfortunate events, as the series says. Even if there is a glimpse of happiness, it is rob immediately and replace with sorrow. The events start when Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire lost their parents. They are now orphans. They can’t acquire they’re fortune until Violet is of the right age. They are adopted by Count Olaf. Later he is found out to be a wicked man, who wants nothing for the Baudelaires but their money.

So far in my Summer Reading List, this is I enjoyed the most. I didn’t hold back while reading. The reason why I am engrossed on the story was the author’s writing style. I know it’s aimed for children but I find it effective. There was also a work of authenticity. Like when a word was a bit confusing, he will explain it elaborately:

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