Based on the best selling book by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones is the story of a 14-year-old girl, Susie Salmon, from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.
I thought The Lovely Bones was a pretty good movie. It wasn’t great but it was decent. I thought they should have made the killer more of a mystery, until the end. I did like the ending though. I sort of wished the father would have killed him to get revenge and throw in a little bit of torture on it. Then, he would know how it feels. Though, with people like that, they know how it feels and just don’t care. I like when the killers are tough, when they kill their victims, and when you try to kill them, they start crying for their life.
As for the actors and actresses, I thought everyone played their character’s role very well. I didn’t notice anyone who failed on their part. With most movies now, there are always “that one person” who could have played their role a lot better but this movie didn’t have anyone like that. Mark Wahlberg even played his role, as the father, very well. In most of his movies, he shows attitude or arrogance issues, but this movie wasn’t one of those. Even Stanley Tucci, who was the killer, played his part very well and believable, too.
The only issue I had with this movie was the special effects. I didn’t like the part they added in with the ships in the bottles floating on the water. If they didn’t add so many CGI effects to the film, it would have been a lot more better, in my opinion. That was my only issue, with this movie.
Over all, the movie was worth watching and it’s decent enough to show your kids (well, somewhat). It does teach them about people in real life and how they could get kidnapped but yet, there is some violence. So, if you plan on showing this movie to your kids, I would suggest watching it first and decide for yourself on it.
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