The Spiderwick Chronicles is another movie in a long line of kid’s fairy tale movies that has come out and while skeptical, I found myself enjoying this story.
An exceptionally talented Freddie Highmore (August Rush, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory) plays twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, caught up in the shock from their parents’ divorce and coping with a decision by their mother to uproot the boys and their sister, 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, who is spending her latter years in a retirement home, and whose scientist father, Arthur Spiderwick 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. Strange things start happening & Jared soon finds that he and his family are under siege from goblins and a powerful ogre who wants Arthur’s notebook. Fun story and easy to get into once the story gets going,
The Spiderwick Chronicles, starring Freddie Highmore (the cute little kid from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has a very interesting story line and the animated characters are incredible!
Basically, the story goes, mom is in the middle of a divorce and takes her children to a small town to live in an old family mansion that is spooky and has its own secrets!!!
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. Also I have heard that the book is much better than the actual movie which unfortunately is the case for most book to film movies
This is a great fairy tale movie for kids and some adults, I personally didn’t enjoy it all that much, it was good, and worth seeing but it’s not the best of its kind. 2 ½ paws