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Spiderwick Chronicles
« on: March 28, 2008, 03:00:11 pm »
Anyone seen it yet? Opinions?
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Re: Spiderwick Chronicles
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 09:04:24 pm »
The boys and I saw it last week.  It was good.  Recommend it.  They loved it.

clarion

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Re: Spiderwick Chronicles
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 09:59:24 pm »
I saw it this week with the bairns and the delightful Butterfly.

It was okay, I suppose.  Superstoker enjoyed it (and he's read the books), but I felt it was a bit formulaic and rather twee...
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Re: Spiderwick Chronicles
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 10:10:47 pm »
Okay okay, I have no idea what twee or formulaic mean, and I can't be arsed to look them up as I don't think they are words I will need to use or remember, however I will admit to being the sort of guy that goes to the movies to be entertained.  I don't mind if there is no plot.  I prefer action to tears.  I have not read the books and don't plan on doing so now ( actually I can't once I've seen the movie first as the books are generally better for me when I fill in the gaps with my eyesight and imagination ).
It was a fun film and the rugrats enjoyed it.
They are 6 and 11.
They didn't want to see the Golden Compass - and I didn't want to see that Dr Seus meets the Woah or whatever it is.  ;D

Re: Spiderwick Chronicles
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 11:19:25 pm »
I saw the film last weekend with my daughter (9).  We are fans of the books.  The film is a pared down version of books 1,2 and 5 IIRC.  I thought the film formulaic too, and much more violent and with no charm compared with the books.   ::)

On the other hand, my daughter loved it.

RJMcB

Re: Spiderwick Chronicles
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 10:42:25 am »
LOL, I was peering at the back of a pack of cereal, and realised that it had a free copy of "Goblins Attack"; "A Special Edition of The Seeing Stone".  Since it's a kids book, it's pretty small, so shouldn't take me more than an hour (if that!) to go through, but I may now, just out of curiosity!
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Spiderwick Chronicles
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 02:18:13 pm »
Mr Charly,
Did you go and see it in the end?
Did you think it was formulaic too?

Re: Spiderwick Chronicles
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 08:03:15 pm »
Nah, didn't see it. I wasn't feeling well, so spent the day crashed out on sofa.
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