IMDB: The Spiderwick Chronicles – 2008
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Previous Viewing Date: n/a
When the Grace family moves into the old Spiderwick Mansion, they don’t know what they have moved into. The world of faeries, the Silph, goblins and trolls are very much real, and are very much after the works of Dr Spiderwick. The book that has all the secrets of the Faerie that the evil troll Mulgarave wants so he can become the most powerful creature on the earth.
But once the book falls into the hands of the kids however, the game changes, and the house is no longer safe. This is when the war begins. With the help of the book, and a friendly hobgoblin they make preparations to defend the house from the invading goblins and Mulgarave’s desperate attempt at the book.
As a long time fan and lover of DnD this just reminds me so many lvl 1 characters that I have had over the years. That feeling of being helpless and fearful of the very weakest of creatures, and how it could be so easy to be hurt if you aren’t prepared.
The special effects are, ok, and probably better experienced as a young teenager, but the story makes up for it.
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