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The Secret Of Moonacre

Featuring: Ioan Gruffudd, Dakota Blue Richards & Tim Curry

Format: DVD | Rating: Universal Suitable for All

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  the most dissapointing, annoyingly boring movie ever made...

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I'll give you a bit of advice, do not buy unless you like being bored, i expected a fantasy filled good old adventure, instead a wasted £10 on a cheap, slow, action empty movie. There are a lot of bad movies and this comes a close second under: the day the earth stood still. Do not even contemplate buying, this is what bad movie is defined by.

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  Moonacre is fantastic!

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Just watched this movie and thought it was fantastic. The characters were very interesting and the story was well told. If you enjoyed the golden compass you will love this. Highly recommended especially at this price!

  Good but not Great

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We watched this as a family, My husband and I were dissapointed, it was a boring in places and very predictable, my 10 year old thought it was o.k and my 5 year old loved it ! Watchable you are at a loose end, but don't expect much.

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  Sadly a secret not worth knowing

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I like fantasy movies, I made a documentary years ago about the different types of fantasy genre and I commend the producers for filming what is a more unusual type of fantasy than that typically seen on screen. However, did I enjoy it? Did my daughter enjoy it? No and no. I was utterly, utterly bored. Just my taste I guess, you can't love EVERY fantasy film, and I'm sure it'll find its audience. But, like Inkheart, I can't say that it was 2hrs of my life well spent. Nonetheless, its a good looking film, nice scenery, capable cast. Its no Chronicles of Narnia though I feel it was marketed to appeal as such....

  excellent film but;

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the problem with most people is they cant see the wood for the trees, this film is a fantasy, an escape and one myself and my children really enjoyed. Yes it probably is loosely based on the book, most of them are, but just answer these two questions, did i like it? did my children like it? Yes to both questions means it was a good film and anything else is incidental. Picking a film apart after you have watched it is a waste of time and ruins the feel good factor you have just received from watching it.
I found the film to be very enjoyable and loved to hate Tim Curry. All the actors portrayed the parts they were given to the best of their ability.
For an afternoon of pure fantasy i would recommend this film highly, one for all the family to enjoy, including granny.

  From a classic.....

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.......this film was lovely! My daughter and one of her friends went to the cinema to watc this, my daughter is now reading the book. We had a lovely Saturday afternoon out, I recommend this as a relaxing watch.

  Absolutely Brilliant

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I thoroughly enjoyed the film which i watched with my 4 year old boy. I have not read the book but i shall certainly be reading it in the future. It was a magical film which i enjoyed from beginning to the end. Well reccommended.

  Based on (now & then) the lovely book The Little White Horse

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Another film which is very, VERY loosely based on a book, in this case the lovely classic Carnegie Medal winning novel The Little White Horse. If you watch the film as a completely stand alone story, it works ok in a kind of 'Updated for Today's Audiences' kind of way.

If you loved the original story, you may question why Loveday has suddenly become some kind of nature goddess rather than the kind & gentle soul of the book, why Robin has been completely changed in both character and family, and why Sir Benjamin has become angry & cold.

Worse of all, the feisty and dignified Miss Heliotrope, a woman of strength of character & conviction in the book, is here protrayed as nothing more than a cartoon character. The Miss Heliotrope of this film is in my opinion an appalling waste of Juliet Stevenson's considerable acting skills.

And this is the disappointment of the whole film really. The elements which make the book magical and wonderful are almost all stripped away, & we are left with CGI wizardry which just does not compare with the charm of the original story.

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  Secret of Moonacre

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I feel that i must write after the other feedback that i have just read.
I went to the cinema to watch this film and found it thoroughly entertaining as did my 3 and 8 year olds and also my husband thought it ok. He being an officer of the law would have possibly commented had this been rather violent,
My only negative comment is that it could have been more magical and the lead girl struggles to be posh sounding but considering she is far from this in the golden compass it is no surprise.

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