25 May 2008 | kit_kat32
Fab but not for little ones
Absolutely fantastic but parents please be warned, this is not for little children as it has some very loud special effects.
They did not warn us about this on the way in and my husband had to take our one year old daughter out of the theatre as she was hysterical. (It may have said something on the door but we kind of rushed in there) Great for us big kids though : )
I would definitely recommend this, make sure you stay on the ball to spot all the movie references. Some of it is in French (the lead female is a french actress), but you get the gist of what is being said and the plot is easy to follow.
It has that magic that you would expect from Disney and Short is his usual dorky but funny self. The french actress who plays his love interest is stunning and although she speaks in french she translates well through emotion. I was also pleased to see a cameo from Alan Cumming who plays the mystical wizard with real flair.
There are also movie clips aplenty in this film and you will find yourself walking out of the huge cinema thinking 'I really must dig that movie out and watch it again when I get home'.
You really feel like you are part of the movie despite the fact that this is not 3D. I can't give the game away by telling you how they do this but believe me you will be talking about this long after your holiday!!