Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Spiderwick is the next installment of a children's book to get the big screen treatment due to the industry's abiltily to realize these stories with the proliferation of CGI effects. The story is not bad and the fantastical creatures do deliver a good mix of the beautiful and cute with the scary and evil. Feddie Highmore, from such great films as Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, takes on the task of portraying twins on the big screen with differing personalities. I appauld his effort at trying to strech his abilities as a child actor but the performance is very wooden at times and does not stand up well to his past efforts. Spiderwick is still a worthwhile film to see with the kiddies in tow but you may want to hold off with the really young children because there are some rather frightening moments that they may not like but the older kids will love.

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