Written April 24, 2017
The movie was well crafted and entertaining for all members of the family. For anyone who enjoyed the Rise of the Guardians you will again be treated to the imaginative characters from the world of William Joyce. We have already seen it twice and I found even more details the second time around. I highly encourage you to catch this one at the theaters so that you can get the full rich detail of the world of the Leaf-men.
Written July 28, 2016
I went to the movie with my 10 and 7 year-olds and we all loved it. Plenty of humor and action, plus it was just gorgeous. I'm sure we'll see it again!
Written February 12, 2016
Took my 7 & 9 year old girls and they loved it. I thought the beginning was kind of weak, they sort of jump right into this heavy, serious, complex plot without really building the characters and it left me feeling like "so what" and like I'd be bored an hour into the movie. The Queen Tara character was particularly weak- the animation, voice, etc, just didn't work?
But the MK's transformation into the small world improved things greatly and things lightened up with the introduction of some more humorous and interesting elements. The snail and slug characters, Ozzy the dog magnified and the budding relationship between MK and Nod gave added dimension to the movie. About 1/2 hour in and I actually stared enjoying it and felt like routing for the good guys to win.
If you and the kids can wait out the sad, brooding introduction to the MK/Dad relationship and the contrived and boring scenes with the Queen (Beyonce character), it does get pretty good. But, not exactly Epic.
Written January 20, 2017
I took my almost 7 year old grand daughter. I enjoyed the movie, even teared up at one point. She thought it was great (her words) and would like to go see it again. Some of the lines were a little stilted but over all the acting was good. The scenery was great-realistic.
Written April 25, 2017
Took our 10 year old granddaughter, she loved it as did I. Grandma was okay with it but it is not one of her favorite types of movie. Graphics are outstanding, and the story brings a tear to the eye. Two thumbs up and a its okay.