Lemony Snicket’s Series Of Unfortunate Events leaves its credits to the end. Which is probably a good thing considering they consist of some wonderfully evocative silhouette based animation which is both much more in keeping with the tone of the story and far better than the actually film. The film itself suffers from a surfeit of conclusions, it is three books rolled into one. However it also suffers because the order of events in the book are jigged around to supposedly create a sense of climax, but missing out the cleverness of the books solutions to the plot problems. This does mean that the film invents a new peril on a traintrack, which is probably the best sequence in the film, but on the whole short changes devoted fans of the book, whilst feeling very oddly paced for people coming new to the story.

Oh and Jim Carrey reverts to his old ways appallingly,