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The Spiderwick Chronicles

7 Ratings: 2.4
Kids & Family movie directed by Mark Waters

A very good adaptation of the popular series of books by Tony DiTerllizi and Holly Black,The Spiderwick Chroniclesis one of the few family films in recent years to seamlessly integrate magical elements with a potent drama that will strike a chord with … see full wiki

Director: Mark Waters
5 reviews about The Spiderwick Chronicles
review by . November 15, 2008
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS)     1. Helen Grace moves into the Spiderwick Estate with her three kids, Mallory, Simon and Jared. Simon and Jared are twins (played by the impressive Freddie Highmore)   2. It doesn't take the kids long to find a secret room, a locked chest and a book marked "Do NOT read"   3. You can guess what happens next   4. Up pops a tiny Brownie named Thimbletack (Martin Short) who changes into a Boggart when riled up. …
review by . September 28, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Another fantasy movie starring white kids; seems that Hollywood is running out of ideas. Luckily this movie makes up with great execution and original special effects. I have never read the book that inspired this movie, but it must be good.    The storyline is simple enough, a divorced mother takes her twin sons and daughter to a house in the countryside that was owned by her aunt. There, the children discover a world of creatures of various shades of friendliness. Some of these …
review by . September 21, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
I have to say that I was generally surprised by this film as, although I'm not much of a Freddie Highmore fan I've seen most of and liked most of his movies. Spiderwick Chronicles I expected to be bad but I was again surprised and shouted "DAMN IT!" as I liked another one of his films. I so want to hate Highmores films but again and again he constantly gives us something great. I think it's time I get over my hate filled feelings and just say, "OK he's awesome, I admit it." Even doing an American …
review by . July 19, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Decent action at times      Cons: Story, pacing, acting, and general sloppiness      The Bottom Line: A kid 8 to 11 might enjoy it, but anyone older would likely turn it off or fall asleep.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. I look to young adult films the same way I look to young adult novels: when do the stories begin to move from the good versus evil to something where good and …
review by . June 28, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
A terrific tale for children, `The Spiderwick Chronicles' shows the plight of a NYC family moving into an old, decrepit house in the country while the children discover an ancient book that brings faeries, ogres, and sprites to life. Led by chief, Mulgarith (Nick Nolte), the ogres try to steal the chronicles from Simon, Jared, (both played by Freddie Highmore) and Mallory (Sarah Bolger) while Hogsqueal (Seth Rogen), a hideous changing forms leader, tries to destroy the children. Enchanting, transporting, …
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