The Spiderwick Chronicles

Jays Rating:

A family secret, curious children and magical creatures make great children’s movies and you can catch it all in the fantasy, adventure The Spiderwick Chronicles. When twins played by Freddie Highmore and sister played by Sarah Bolger moves to their families old Victorian mansion with their mother one of the twins finds a magical book . The scrapbook was written by their great uncle Arthur Spiderwick and it helps unleash magical creatures such as fairies, ogres, gremlins and goblins around the house. This is the first of five children’s books hoping to make it into another great film franchise. It has outstanding voice actors such as Martin Short and Seth Rogen to play the creatures. It’s fast paced fun and jumps from adventure to adventure. This film isn’t real complex, confusing and didn’t have the money spent on it like some other book series turned into movies. Some scenes are a little to frightening for children eight and under and in fact it was even scary for some older kids. I even thought I may have nightmares. (Of course I’m not sure what scenes would be in my dreams since I actually didn’t see them.) I’m giving this family film a B- rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.