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I SAW THE WOMAN IN BLACK TODAY
cap, captain miss america
teaberryblue
I have only one thing to say about this movie.






AT LEAST DANIEL RADCLIFFE'S AFTERLIFE IS ALWAYS A TRAIN STATION.



THE END.

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Goddammit, why did I read this?!

BECAUSE NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO WASTE YOUR MONEY.

Beautiful film, total letdown at the end.

THIS MOVIE WAS KIND OF TERRIBLE Y/Y?

I SAW IT TODAY AND WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT DUMBLEDORE DIDN'T SHOW UP AT THE END. WOULDA BEEN BETTER.

I thought the production on it was nice, it had really pretty art direction, the acting was all good...but the ENDING WAS SUCH A LETDOWN and the horror aspect never quite did it for me. The scariest part of the movie was the opening scene with the three little girls.

That's true, it was very pretty. But it just didn't make sense! The plot was sort of weird, I don't know.

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILERRRR BELOW

Why was Jennet at the house anyway?!?! Did she sneak in? Did she actually have a room there? Why was she trying to get revenge on other people for what her sister did (and she didn't even get revenge on the sister, omg)? And the ending - WHY WAS IT SO BAD I don't even know. I am so tired of horror movies just killing everyone off at the end like that is original. You pretty much just expect it these days. The main character always dies! You think they'll get away and then NO, SORRY, YOU ARE DEAD.

I am kind of tipsy so I am sorry if this does not make sense.

Okay, it was totally unexplained, but here's what happens in the original book:

Jennet got pregnant out of wedlock and since that was BAD in those days, sister and sister's husband offered kindly to pretend the child was theirs so as to not make Jennet a pariah. She was separated from the boy, but later had second thoughts. The Drablows agreed to let her move back into the house, but make her promise never to reveal that she is his son. The situations worsens, and she plans to take the boy and run away to London, but just before her plans come to fruition, the boy dies in the cart accident.

In the movie, it sounds like the beginning is the same: they offered to take him so she wouldn't be a pariah, but then later she asks to take him back, and they get her declared mentally unfit so they can officially adopt him. Presumably, because she's "mentally unfit," she would be living with them but kept from seeing the child. But yeah, they don't explain.

And yeah, the ending SERIOUS LETDOWN. Again, that's not what happens in the book-- in the book, his wife and son are murdered by the woman in black YEARS LATER. It's just like, wait, so...he gets to live happily ever after in the afterlife? Why is that scary? Also, in the book, she doesn't kill the children in the town-- she only goes after Arthur, presumably because he is the only person who goes to Alice's funeral, and it pisses her off that someone is paying respects to her evil sister. I actually liked the addition of the dying children, it made it kind of freakier and higher-stakes, but it would have been better if they'd created an explanation for why: did the people in the town help the Drablows keep her away from her son? Were they at fault for the accident? Anything like that would have helped the story. But it didn't even make sense that she went after Kipps after he did all that for her (which doesn't happen in the book).

So, I should read the book and skip the movie?

OMG we read that in school. I remember crying at night I was so scared :P

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