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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you reviewed this. Now I know for sure I can wait and see it on DVD. Perhaps read the book in the interim.