This move stayed pretty darn close to the book. It was funny, it was creepy, it was weird, and it kept you entertained. It was atmospheric, and it was stunning. Brendan Fraser (who is in movies like Journey To the Centre of the Earth, and The Mummy) played the part of Mo like it was his natural self. I have to say that almost all of the characters were like I had imagined them. The only people who were not were Meggie, and Capricorn. The only thing about the movie that was the down side was that it did not have all of the details. The book was about 500 pages and it had a lot of detail. The movie just summarized parts of the book up consequently it was only a 1 hr 45 min. movie.
MPAA rating: PG (for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language).
Running time: 1:45.
Opening: Jan. 23.
Starring: Brendan Fraser (Mo); Paul Bettany (Dustfinger); Helen Mirren (Elinor); Jim Broadbent (Fenoglio); Eliza Hope Bennett (Meggie); Sienna Guillory (Resa); Andy Serkis (Capricorn).
Directed by: Iain Softley; written by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the book by Cornelia Funke; photographed by Roger Pratt; edited by Martin Walsh; music by Javier Navarrete; production designed by John Beard; produced by Softley, Diana Pokorny and Funke. A New Line Cinema release.
But here is a tip from me. If you do not like things that have some a little scary things then this might not be the movie for you. There is not a lot of violence but it has fantasy violence. This move was really good and I would tell anyone that if they like fantasy, this is the movie for them.
***** To read the book review, scroll down to the next post.