Written December 20, 2008
I really enjoyed the movie. "My kids really enjoyed it too.
Written January 22, 2009
This could have been a very good movie, but it wandered a lot at times. The grand daughter enjoyed it and that was the point for me.
Written December 29, 2008
Don't read the book and go to this movie thinking it is the same. The book is always better and the movie much different then the book.
Cute story with a great message. My 21 months old daughter and my 3 1/2 year old son loved it. My son wants to be a mouse with a sword.
No darker then The Black Cauldron or the upcoming Coraline. Parents do your homework. Know what you are going to.
Written December 13, 2008
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Written December 24, 2008
I cannot believe the fabulous reviews this trainwreck received! What a nightmare! Spoiler alert! There are multiple "main" characters all of whom are experiencing existential dilemmas or, in the case of the maid, a psychotic break. Note to parents of young kids, this psychotic break means that she decides that SHE is the princess and then (on the advice of a once kind, now malevolent, rat who she thinks is just a voice in her head giving her directions) kidnaps the princess to be eaten by feral rats in a gladiator style ring. I swear I am not making this up. The titular main character, Despereaux, although cute is kind of an afterthought in the psych ward of the rest of the story. He is banished and condemned to death (this is a kids movie?!?!) by the mouse council of elders because he is not afraid enough. His parents buckle to societal pressure and kick him to the curb. He is then tossed to the gladiator pit as bait for a rabid cat for the entertainment of the mob of rats. SKIP IT!!!