A Series of Unfortunate Events [movie]

I avoided the movie version of the first three books of the series that bears its name because I thought it would be horrible and yet I was pleasantly surprised. The movie had great visuals and was true to the “unfortunate” nature of the plot about the orphaned Baudelaire siblings who must defend their inheritance from the greed of the murderous Count Olaf. The problems were that the movie was too heavy handed in the concept of bad things happening to good people, it didn’t capture the dynamics of the two older siblings (instead simply going for physical beauty, which neither of those children were suppose to have), and gave away far too many of the book’s secrets.