I re-watched The Woman in Black recently. Now I’m wondering, why in heck would screenplay writers want to kill off Arthur Kipps twice? In both the 2012 and 1989 adaptations, he bites the dust with his family. The novel shows him living through everything, with his wife and son dying, and he grows old and remarries and is pretty much happy in his new life.
Jeez. What’s he ever done to deserve getting offed like that? :S That said, I wonder if someone’s going to pen another film adaptation that remains faithful to the book all the way to the end. I’d see it. Incidentally, even watching it for a second time, I still rate Daniel Radcliffe’s movie a solid B- (even teetered toward a C+ on my second viewing). I guess some things don’t improve at a second glance.