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The Spiderwick Chronicles [DVD]
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Based on the best-selling 5-part children's book series written by Holly Black & illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. 9 yr old twin boys , their 13 yr old sister & mom move into a dilapitated estate and find themselves sucked into a world of goblins, griffins, fairies, trolls & other magical creatures.
A very good adaptation of the popular series of books by Tony DiTerllizi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles is one of the few family films in recent years to seamlessly integrate magical elements with a potent drama that will strike a chord with many kids.
An exceptionally talented Freddie Highmore (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) plays twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, caught up in their parents' divorce and coping with a decision by their mother (Mary-Louise Parker) to uproot the boys and their sister, Mallory (Sarah Bolger) from New York City to a small town. There, the broken family moves into a spooky old mansion passed on to them by the kids' great-aunt, Lucinda (Joan Plowright), who is spending her twilight years in managed care and whose scientist father, Arthur Spiderwick (David Strathairn), disappeared some 80 years ago. Jared, angry, defiant, and determined to live with the father who seems to have abandoned him, investigates strange happenings and discovers Arthur's secret notations on fairies, ogres, and other mythical creatures that live both in and outside the house. Having no idea where his curiosity is leading, Jared soon finds that he and his family are under siege from goblins and a powerful ogre (Nick Nolte) who wants Arthur's notebook. Suddenly, the boy who is a lightning rod for a troubled family becomes a resourceful warrior intent on saving his loved ones from powerful forces.
The Spiderwick Chronicles benefits enormously from a script (partially written by John Sayles) that treats, quite seriously, the emotional pain of its human characters and makes Jared's will to survive the very real engine of an otherwise fantastic story. It helps, too, that director Mark Waters, who brings a warm and knowing touch to outlandish material (Freaky Friday), has a way of making the spectacular elements of The Spiderwick Chronicles genuine enough to stir real excitement and suspense. This is one of the better film adaptations of best-selling fiction for kids in some years. --Tom Keogh
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The film works a treat because it knows how to keep focussed and when to stop (a lesson yet to be learned by some overblown extravaganzas). A tour de force for Freddie Highmore as twins Jared and Simon - so cleverly done, it was only afterwards I discovered he had played both! Unexpected names are involved - including Marie-Louise Parker ("Weeds") as the mother, Joan Plowright as the missing man's daughter, now aged and considered "confused". Music is by James Horner ("Titanic", "Avatar").
A splendid array of rather horrible monsters may for some viewers provoke a sleepless night or two. Grown-ups beware! You may face a barrage of questions after the bonuses. They claim the film is based on actual events and such creatures DO exist.
Scary fun for young people and older ones too.
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