Saturday, January 23, 2010
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Saoirse Ronan was good as a murdered girl who watches her family cope, and her murderer plan to kill again, from the afterlife. There were some startling images, including a field that turns into a rolling body of water. Those are the good things, the rest is pretty terrible. Overdirected, unsubtle. Peter Jackson, playing with house money, directs a young girl's missed first kiss like he's directing the battle of Pelennor Fields.