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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spiderwick Review

Nobody is going to ever read this blog again once I make this confession. I really enjoyed this movie. This movie was actually very good. I thought it looked really bad from the previews I had seen. It was either this or Roscoe Jenkins and Spiderwick won out, thanks to my girlfriend.

So you are probably sitting there thinking what makes this movie good? Well it is a really simple story. The storyline was incredibly easy to follow. The magic in the story wasn't over the top. I would even venture to say that if there were a dimension underlying our dimension, this would be how it worked. The parts that were corny had a bit of humor to them distracting from the fact it was corny. In other words the storyline offered misdirection when appropriate. If something was a bit stupid you knew it and the movie diverted you interest elsewhere long enough for you to overlook the absurd.

The actors did a really great job as well. They didn't go on and on about not believing. They didn't need a lot of proof once they got involved with the other dimension. The family conflicts were well played out and plausible. They played the parts as though they were reacting not acting to a real life scenario.

The movie also plays to all audiences succesfully. This is a kids movie that really appeals to adults as well. I am going to recommend this movie. Hopefully, you like it as much as I did. If you see this based on my advice let me know if you think I am an idiot.

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