The Spiderwick Chronicles
Full Screen Edition
Freddie Highmore Actor
Product Description from Amazon: From the beloved, best-selling series of books comes an extraordinary fantasy adventure, revealing the unseen world that exists all around us. From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house peculiar things start to happen. Unable to explain the accidents and strange disappearances, the Grace children, Jared, Simon and Mallory start to investigate and find the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick Estate and the amazing creatures that inhabit it.
My children see me working all the time on the computer and wanted to try their hand at reviewing. Ages 9,8,6,and 4 they weigh in on the movie adaption of one of our favorite series, The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Children’s input: “I like all the adventures. I Like it when her mother doesn’t believe her and then she looks in the window that makes her see goblins and she makes a face. I also really liked all the old things of their uncles and aunts.”- girl, 9 ears old
“I like the part when Malther gets her hair tied to the bed and the part when they break through the wall and you can see Thimbletack’s home and also when he eats lots of honey.”-boy, 8 years old
Both of my children’s favorite part is then they attack the Goblins with tomatoes and the oven explodes. They were disappointed that the movie didn’t include the part when Malory was in the glass coffin.
Mom’s input: Overall, enjoyable, but a titch too violent for my taste. There are some scary effects and scenes that were too much for our 4 year old and I wouldn’t recommend it for children younger than 7. I recommend the book or audio series over the movie. It’s one I would rent, not buy.