The Lovely Bones
The story of a life and everything that came after...
When 14-year-old Susie Salmon is murdered, she watches from above as her family deals with her tragic death -- and as her killer prepares to strike again. Torn between vengeance and healing, Susie's loved ones are forever changed.
Rape and murder leads to a magical land of Yes album covers.
I like this film enough to say that I really like it. With that information in mind, it should be noted that I have acquaintances that I really like, but still think are stupid idiots sometimes. That is how I feel about The Lovely Bones.
The biggest problem with the movie is the script. A hacksaw, a blow torch, a machete, and since the LOTR people wrote this, the broken sword that Viggo Mortensen gets from the elves, should have been taken to the original text in order to cut out the fat and make something that could actually be filmed. Having read the book myself, I know that what works on the page, doesn't exactly translate to the screen.…
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A beautiful borefest that is a visual treat but nothing more.
Good job Peter Jackson. Way to long for what it was. Boring. Unsatisfying. It had so much potential, but you crapped all over it. Good job.
The middle section was unfathomably slow. I particularly hated the Sarandon montage. Jackson's film is a terrible letdown, both script-wise (it would have benefited from doing away with "the in-between" altogether) and in terms of direction. I wouldn't write him off completely, though. The suspense elements in turn made me squirm in my seat and pushed me to the edge of it, Tucci and Ronan nailing their big scene. What the movie lacks is finesse. Grasping for profundity, it ends up a dull mess.
"Look at what he did to me! What am I now? The dead girl? The lost girl? The missing girl?"
First time I tried watching this, I only saw 10 minutes because I was utterly bored out of my mind and knew it would be a kinda sad story.
But as I tried watching it again - second time - it wasn't as bad. It was a movie to relax, to forget, to believe there might just be something after life. Maybe there's still hope for us. Maybe not. Who knows?
Genial adaptación del libro, La actuación de Saoirse Ronan es muy genial.
I maybe would have enjoyed it more without all that pretentious bullshit between the real life scenes. The story was pretty weak and I felt no sympathy for the characters.
The biggest plus for this movie would be the cinematography. Well done Peter.
But it doesn't compensate for how empty the movie felt.
Painfully long and over indulgent.
The Lovely Bones is a bit of a mess of a film. It could have done without all that existential stuff in the middle. I'm not familiar with the book so I don't know how faithfully Jackson stuck to it. I'm assuming that he stayed very close to the text and i think he film suffered because of that. Usually I hate when films deviate to far from a book but in this case I think that they could have.
I don't like this movie, but it's not terribly bad; I just feel that the idea it attempted to convey just didn't get through too well- that idea being moving on.
From how the events occur, it just feels empty.
Every character mourns, and, at the end, they obviously moved on- but nothing appears to drive them to. While the film starts off strong, the events that follow become very muddled together. Once it reaches the end, you're left feeling like you went and used the bathroom earlier and missed out on a really important part.
It's an artistic achievement- the actors were all very good and the cinematography is just pure eye candy- but the story is hollow and the motivation for the actions of the characters are almost nonexistant.
Holy shit, is this movie a clusterfuck. Peter Jackson, what happened between the brutally fantastic fun of Braindead, your phenomenal Lord of the Rings trilogy, the long winded but ultimately pretty damn great and worthy remake of King Kong and this terrible mess of a film? I know you can make a good adaption of a book, so what the hell happened?
Okay, I'm fuming a bit but after finally getting around to see this.... *ahem* "film," I'm left awestruck by just how bad it is. Maybe my hopes were set too high and maybe the people who praised this as a "masterful work of art" gave me faith The Lovely Bones would be decent. Now I know to never…
The Lovely Bones is a bit of a mess. At no point was there really any coherency to the film, which was not helped by all the cuts to magic land which seemed more an effort to demonstrate VFX than any real story telling. In fact, one of the biggest problems is with the story: there really isn't much of it at all.
I wouldn't say the acting is a problem within the film, in fact I think Stanley Tucci was quite good, but they have so little to work with that you can only imagine it must have been quite an effort to actually drag any sort of character out of that script.