The Spiderwick Chronicles may be fantastical but it is not magical. It's about a family stumbling upon a "field guide" to a semi-invisible world that exists within ours. The Spiderwick Chronicles proves to be just okay with a seen-it-before storyline (see Chronicles of Narnia, Arthur and the Invisibles). The special effects are so good it improves upon the weakness in the story. However, the incredible effects are so gruesome that a little kid will think it looks all too real to be fake. Ages 9+.
by Cole the Kid Critic, Age 13