Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On "The Lovely Bones"

From The Dispatch:
In Jackson's vision, the family scenes seem almost anecdotal, secondary to Susie's life in heaven. The heavy-handed narration is both distracting and tonally askew. In fact, much of the film is plagued by a strange inconsistency of tone, wildly switching gears seemingly at random from moments of grave import, to moments bordering on high camp, to something straight out of a horror movie, none of which ever quite jell with the delicate tone of Sebold's novel. The movie is so all over the place that it's almost like Jackson never decided what kind of film he wanted it to be. He takes highlights from the novel and strings them together with some beautiful CGI creations but fails to connect them into a meaningful whole.
Click here to read my full review.

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