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    Default The Lovely Bones

    I just saw this movie tonight and I enjoyed it immensely - I love flicks which are set in earlier decades - and Peter Jackson always excels with special effects and creating dream worlds. I was surprised, though, that it wasn't a little more dark or graphic. Maybe I'm just thinking of older Peter Jackson movies, but The Lovely Bones seemed to have a bit of a light touch, even considering the morbid subject matter.


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    Better than the book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Better than the book?
    Never read it. I'll have to do that. I was primarily pulled in by the way the previews looked and the fact that Jackson directed it.

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    I loved loved loved the book and I thought the movie was mostly true to it.

    Maybe its just because the book has a special spot in my heart, but I still prefer the book. (then again we are talking about one of my favourite books of all time.)

    It's still a good watch though.
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    I really enjoyed the movie. The characters were great and the fantasy worlds were trippy as hell.

    8/10

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    I thought the movie was entertaining, and extremely well-acted.

    I've never read the book, but I wished certain issues would've been delved in more thoroughly.

    I've always grappled with the issue of the existence of serial killers and heinous crimes committed against innocents, and the movie did not really go to the necessary dark places that one must go to when thinking about such gruesome injustices.

    She was raped and murdered by a monster.

    How would one deal with their 14 year old daughter being raped and murdered?!!?

    How do you let that rest!?!??

    I dunno, I didn't feel any kind of resolution at the film's end, which is okay, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    I've always grappled with the issue of the existence of serial killers and heinous crimes committed against innocents, and the movie did not really go to the necessary dark places that one must go to when thinking about such gruesome injustices.

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    I read the book and felt let down by the middle of the novel. The description of time, place and the relationships between the characters were strong in the beginning. Was pulled into the murderers life enough too, understood some motivations. Could relate to the era the family members lived and some of the thinking going on between them, but thought the author must have lost concentration at a certain point. The alternate realty/spiritual theme was lost also by the end, I felt.

    Will probably watch the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    I just saw this movie tonight and I enjoyed it immensely - I love flicks which are set in earlier decades - and Peter Jackson always excels with special effects and creating dream worlds. I was surprised, though, that it wasn't a little more dark or graphic. Maybe I'm just thinking of older Peter Jackson movies, but The Lovely Bones seemed to have a bit of a light touch, even considering the morbid subject matter.


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    Well, considering the lead actresses age -_-; but yes, the book I believe is quite better. You should defintely have a poke at it.
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