Saturday, January 23, 2010
Just caught Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones at our local multiplex. In many ways it's a beautiful, satisfying film, though ultimately- at least at the moment- I have some issues with it. Whether those quibbles have to do with the film straying too far from the original novel by Alice Sebold, adhering too closely to it, or a combination of both, I don't know, not having read the book.
I'll have more to say about the movie later, but for now I will say that- unlike many critics- I had no problem with Mr. Jackson's dreamlike, CGI-rich view of the afterlife; I didn't think the imaginative afterlife scenes overpowered the earthbound scenes at all. But some of the story choices did bother me a little. Again, let me sleep on it, and I'll talk about the movie a little more tomorrow.
The original novel of The Lovely Bones is available on Kindle for $7.50.