The Spiderwick Chronicles is showing a lot of promise.
Lately I’ve been disappointed with the young fantasy films that have hit the big screen. When I was a kid, I loved movies like Jim Henson’s Labyrinth or The Neverending Story. And today there seems to be less of that kind of story, but lately, not for a lack of trying. I know people liked Bridge to Terabithia, but I thought it lacked more of a fantasy element which was prominent in the advertising (and don’t get me started on the forced religious subtext). Chronicles of Narnia lacked the action sequences that everyone wanted. And Arthur and the Invisibles… let’s try to forget that ever happened. And Pan’s Labyrinth is probably too graphic for younger viewers (who don’t enjoy reading subtitles).
But the adaptation of Spiderwick has kept my interest. From the first trailer, to the special effects walk-through at Comic Con (okay, maybe that was a little boring…), and now this new trailer. Sure, the computer generated creatures don’t look like the muppets and puppet creatures from my childhood, but this film looks like a lot of fun. Check out the new trailer after the jump.
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Check out the new trailer in High Defnition on Yahoo! Movies. The Spiderwick Chronicles hits theaters on February 15, 2008.