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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The way that Count Olaf is defeated (in an ending that is lifted from the first book, ''The Bad Beginning'') is completely different. [[spoiler: In the book, Violet makes the marriage invalid by signing the wedding vows with her ''left'' hand, and the law says the vows must be signed using the hand of the bride, and since Violet is right-handed, it's technically invalid.]] In the film, [[spoiler: Olaf ''catches on to this deception'' and forces Violet to sign it with her right hand, pretty much a [[TakeThatAudience direct middle finger to the fans of the books]], meaning it's up to Klaus to save her]] all for the sake of a more exciting, Hollywood climax.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The way that Count Olaf is defeated (in an ending that is lifted from the first book, ''The Bad Beginning'') is completely different. [[spoiler: In the book, Violet makes the marriage invalid by signing the wedding vows with her ''left'' hand, and the law says the vows must be signed using the hand of the bride, and since Violet is right-handed, it's technically invalid.]] In the film, it is NotHisSled: [[spoiler: Olaf ''catches on to this deception'' and forces Violet to sign it with her right hand, pretty much a [[TakeThatAudience direct middle finger to the fans of the books]], meaning it's up to Klaus to save her]] all for the sake of a more exciting, Hollywood climax.

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** Related to the above, who is the better Count Olaf? Creator/JimCarrey or Creator/NeilPatrickHarris? Some, however, TakeAThirdOption and enjoy them both equally.


* LoveToHate: Count Olaf. Jim Carrey's portrayal gives the character just enough comedy to go with the evil of the original, and actually makes him come off as smarter than his book counterpart.

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* LoveToHate: Count Olaf. Jim Carrey's Creator/JimCarrey's portrayal gives the character just enough comedy to go with the evil of the original, and actually makes him come off as smarter than his book counterpart.


* MagnificentBastard: Count Olaf certainly has his moments, managing to stay one step ahead of everyone up until the climax.

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** The Netflix series, produced directly by Handler, pretty much confirms this, as it slowly changed a ''lot'' from the books, even more than this film.


** Which is better, this film, or the [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017 film]]? Or, do they each have some better aspects than the other?

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** Which is better, this film, or the [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017 film]]? Netflix series]]? Or, do they each have some better aspects than the other?

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** Which is better, this film, or the [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017 film]]? Or, do they each have some better aspects than the other?


* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the film; in the middle of the dramatic destruction of Aunt Josephine's house, the tension is immediately cut by the inexplicable appearance of the Aflac duck screaming.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the film; in the middle of the dramatic destruction of Aunt Josephine's house, the tension is immediately cut by the inexplicable appearance of the Aflac duck screaming.



* LoveToHate: Count Olaf in the movie. Jim Carrey's portrayal gives the character just enough comedy to go with the evil of the original, and actually makes him come off as smarter than his book counterpart.
* MagnificentBastard: Count Olaf certainly has his moments, especially in the movie, where he seems to stay one step ahead of everyone up until the climax.
* CompleteMonster: Count Olaf in the movie. The worst thing is that none of the adults can see this [[AdultFear (no matter how many times the children try to tell them)]] until it's almost too late.

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* LoveToHate: Count Olaf in the movie.Olaf. Jim Carrey's portrayal gives the character just enough comedy to go with the evil of the original, and actually makes him come off as smarter than his book counterpart.
* MagnificentBastard: Count Olaf certainly has his moments, especially in the movie, where he seems managing to stay one step ahead of everyone up until the climax.
* CompleteMonster: Count Olaf in the movie. The worst thing is that none of the adults can see this [[AdultFear (no matter how many times the children try to tell them)]] until it's almost too late.
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** That moment in the movie when Count Olaf lets go of Josephine, as the boat sinks. ''We actually get to see her sink with the boat'' in a deleted scene.
** The DVD's main menu and the film's credits both look really really good. [[UncannyValley Too]] [[ParanoiaFuel good]]. It's jarring to see that the film played up the whimsy of the books, only to get imagery that's dark and eerie and really captures how vicious Olaf is to capture the Baudelaires.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane]] [[Disney/WreckItRalph Lynch]] gets a short cameo as a realtor in the movie.
* SoOkayItsAverage: What a number of fans think of the 2004 film. Perhaps it didn't quite deliver the grim charm of the original books, but it was respectful to them for the most part.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In regards to the film, the way that Count Olaf is defeated (in an ending that is lifted from the first book, ''The Bad Beginning'') is completely different. [[spoiler: In the book, Violet makes the marriage invalid by signing the wedding vows with her ''left'' hand, and the law says the vows must be signed using the hand of the bride, and since Violet is right-handed, it's technically invalid.]] In the film, [[spoiler: Olaf ''catches on to this deception'' and forces Violet to sign it with her right hand, pretty much a [[TakeThatAudience direct middle finger to the fans of the books]], meaning it's up to Klaus to save her]] all for the sake of a more exciting, Hollywood climax.
* UncannyValley: CGI Sunny in the film appearing in a flashback when Klaus tosses her something and she catches it with her teeth.

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** That moment in the movie when Count Olaf lets go of Josephine, as the boat sinks. ''We actually get to see her sink with the boat'' in a deleted scene.
** The DVD's main menu and the film's credits both look really really, really good. [[UncannyValley Too]] [[ParanoiaFuel good]]. It's jarring to see that the film played up the whimsy of the books, only to get imagery that's dark and eerie and really captures how vicious Olaf is to capture the Baudelaires.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane]] [[Disney/WreckItRalph Lynch]] gets a short cameo as a realtor in the movie.
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* SoOkayItsAverage: What a number of fans think of the 2004 film. Perhaps it didn't quite deliver the grim charm of the original books, but it was respectful to them for the most part.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In regards to the film, the The way that Count Olaf is defeated (in an ending that is lifted from the first book, ''The Bad Beginning'') is completely different. [[spoiler: In the book, Violet makes the marriage invalid by signing the wedding vows with her ''left'' hand, and the law says the vows must be signed using the hand of the bride, and since Violet is right-handed, it's technically invalid.]] In the film, [[spoiler: Olaf ''catches on to this deception'' and forces Violet to sign it with her right hand, pretty much a [[TakeThatAudience direct middle finger to the fans of the books]], meaning it's up to Klaus to save her]] all for the sake of a more exciting, Hollywood climax.
* UncannyValley: The CGI Sunny in the film appearing that appears in a flashback when Klaus tosses her something and she catches it with her teeth.


* CompleteMonster: Count Olaf in the movie. The worst thing is that none of the adults can see this [[AdultFear no matter how many times the children try to tell them)]].until it's almost too late.

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* CompleteMonster: Count Olaf in the movie. The worst thing is that none of the adults can see this [[AdultFear no (no matter how many times the children try to tell them)]].them)]] until it's almost too late.


* CompleteMonster: Count Olaf in the movie.

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* CompleteMonster: Count Olaf in the movie. The worst thing is that none of the adults can see this [[AdultFear no matter how many times the children try to tell them)]].until it's almost too late.

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* CompleteMonster: Count Olaf in the movie.


* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane]] [[WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph Lynch]] gets a short cameo as a realtor in the movie.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane]] [[WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph [[Disney/WreckItRalph Lynch]] gets a short cameo as a realtor in the movie.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: What a number of fans think of the 2004 film. Perhaps it didn't quite deliver the grim charm of the original books, but it was respectful to them for the most part.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the film; in the middle of the dramatic destruction of Aunt Josephine's house, the tension is immediately cut by the inexplicable appearance of the Aflac duck screaming.
* BrokenBase: There have been many fan debates about the quality of the film, not to mention the [[NoEnding open-ended conclusion]] of the books.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Daniel Handler's reaction to the fact that all of ''The Wide Window'' was filmed - "You ''did''?! You filmed '''''the entire segment of The Wide Window!?''''' - followed by his reaction - "You said this was not in the film!" (paraphrasing!) - concerning The Marvelous Marriage seems to scream of this.
* HarsherInHindsight: In the DVD commentary of the film, [[http://shotinsarajevo.tumblr.com/post/22436363019/thefistofartemis-oscarstardis Lemony Snicket snarks the director]] for saying that Cedric the Entertainer adds "urban flare" to the film merely because Cedric happens to be the TokenMinority and a black guy. In 2014, Daniel Handler (Snicket's real-life alter ego) made a [[https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/20/lemony-snicket-apologizes-for-watermelon-joke-about-black-writer-at-national-book-awards racist joke about winner Jacqueline Woodson being allergic to watermelons]] while hosting the National Book Awards. Handler had to apologize, which he did via Twitter.
* HoYay: In a deleted scene, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Constable]] and a critic played by Creator/DustinHoffman get to banter as they watch ''The Marvelous Marriage''. The Critic even asks Constable if they want to get Chinese [food] after the show.
* LoveToHate: Count Olaf in the movie. Jim Carrey's portrayal gives the character just enough comedy to go with the evil of the original, and actually makes him come off as smarter than his book counterpart.
* MagnificentBastard: Count Olaf certainly has his moments, especially in the movie, where he seems to stay one step ahead of everyone up until the climax.
* MisBlamed: The plot of the film is attacked for trying to fix the insubstantial nature of the books it was based on; alleged leaks of the author's original screenplays indicate that he'd have deviated even more wildly.
* NightmareFuel:
** That moment in the movie when Count Olaf lets go of Josephine, as the boat sinks. ''We actually get to see her sink with the boat'' in a deleted scene.
** The DVD's main menu and the film's credits both look really really good. [[UncannyValley Too]] [[ParanoiaFuel good]]. It's jarring to see that the film played up the whimsy of the books, only to get imagery that's dark and eerie and really captures how vicious Olaf is to capture the Baudelaires.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Series/{{Glee}} Jane]] [[WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph Lynch]] gets a short cameo as a realtor in the movie.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In regards to the film, the way that Count Olaf is defeated (in an ending that is lifted from the first book, ''The Bad Beginning'') is completely different. [[spoiler: In the book, Violet makes the marriage invalid by signing the wedding vows with her ''left'' hand, and the law says the vows must be signed using the hand of the bride, and since Violet is right-handed, it's technically invalid.]] In the film, [[spoiler: Olaf ''catches on to this deception'' and forces Violet to sign it with her right hand, pretty much a [[TakeThatAudience direct middle finger to the fans of the books]], meaning it's up to Klaus to save her]] all for the sake of a more exciting, Hollywood climax.
* UncannyValley: CGI Sunny in the film appearing in a flashback when Klaus tosses her something and she catches it with her teeth.

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