Spiderwick Chronicle, is not like its name

By in Movie Reviews on June 30, 2011

200px-spiderwick_chronicles_posterAt a glance, I think that this movie is in the same genre as Scary Movie or Date Movie. A movie that make other movie as a laughing stock. I think Spiderwick is either about Spiderman or Chronicle of Narnia. That’s why I am not so interested in this movie at first.

Until I watch this movie, I know that I am totally wrong because this story is not a copycat but has its own storyline. For your information, Spiderwick Chronicle is based on a famous novel and that’s why the name of the story maintain the same.

From the beloved best-selling series of books comes “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” a fantasy adventure for the child in all of us.
Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mom) leave New York and move into
the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be
happening on a daily basis, the family blames Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what’s really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of
the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.

Spiderwick is a light movie that suitable for all ages. If you like to watch fantasy type movies such as Peter Pan, then Spiderwick is a must for you. Spiderwick is about a family that just moved to a house without realizing that the house lies a big secret that should not be discover by human being.

The head monster of this stories is too strong and he can disguise or turn himself into anything. From human to animals. So how can this monster be beaten? That’s the intersting part of Spiderwick. The ending is definitely awesome.

IMDB rating

Rated PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements.

I feel funny because IMDB rating this movie as PG. This is quite true for the beginning of the story when you don’t know about the secret of the house yet. If it is me, I will classify this movie as U instead of PG.


Spiderwick, about the novel

Spiderwick is series of children’s books just like Harry Potter that are written by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizz. Although there are series of the book, the Spiderwick movie pack all of them in one just one movie. This is totally different from Harry Potter where one movie is focused entirely on one book. The is not so good because they sure need to cut a lot of information in order to fit it into one movie.

This is the sequence of the novel

  • The Field Guide
  • The Seeing Stone
  • Lucinda’s Secret
  • The Ironwood Tree
  • The Wrath of Mulgarath

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