I don't know what the above fella is on about. I'm fifteen and I went to see the film at the cinema with my father. Call me a kid but I just couldn't resist going to see a film with such a fantastic cast. Freddie Highmore, Madonna, David Bowie and Snoop Dog lead an impressive cast in a wonderfully glossy and beautifully animated fantasy adventure. My father's forty five and both myself and him throughly enjoyed it. Madonna is feisty and sassy as the beautiful princess/empowered female, Freddie Highmore is charming if scary-looking as the hero, ten-year old Arthur and even though he appears about three quarters into the film, David Bowie still manages to steal the show as the deliciously evil villain, Malthazar, ahem, sorry, Evil M. I've read the books upon which the film is based and they were equally brilliant although the film modernises it a bit more, exchanging the ancient tavern for a flashy night-club. 'I like this kid' declares the evil wizard as Arthur flatters his vanity in an attempt to save his friends lives. Of course it would have been good if at the end of the film, the Minimoys had gotten transformed into humans the same way Arthur had been turned into a Minimoy and Madonna and Snoop Dog had led the cast in a smash hit ending number ala Shrek. Furthermore on the subject of musical numbers I thought David Bowie's character should have gotten his own evil song. Something reminiscent of the Evil Fairy Godmother's Bonnie Tyler impersonation perhaps. Nevertheless, well worth watching and once the critics have spent their feeble arrows it will do very well.