Yet another film I’ve been noticing in adverts all over London — as with Franklyn, my eye is always drawn to anything that smacks of science fiction or fantasy.
This looks like a fairly standard children’s fantasy: the film may well be perfectly lovely, but it doesn’t seem terribly distinctive from many films we’ve seen lately. That, in the larger scheme of things, is not entirely a bad thing: It’s nice to see children’s fantasy enjoying a bit of a renaissance at the moment.
The cast will draw me in to see the film, though: Tim Curry, Juliet Stevenson, Ioan Gruffudd, Natascha McElhone. Awesome all. And Dakota Blue Richards was fantastic in The Golden Compass. Oo, and it’s from director Gabor Csupo, who made the lovely Bridge to Terabithia