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Not quite a scare free as the main review suggests
on 8 December 2003
The film is not entirely scare free. This isn't a problem if you're aware of it or your kids are robust enough (assuming you're looking at this for children :). My slightly sensitive four year old and one of her friends, who is hyper-sensitive, were both very scared at one point in the film.
The feel of the film is not as laid back as the book. Tries to be too jokey, but I guess kids are expected to _need_ more stimulation from moving pics than printed pages and anyhow, you want some length to the film don't you?