By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures.
I love any good fantasy as much as the next person, but The Spiderwick Chronicles seems to favor some of the lower-budget CG effects.
The Spiderwick Chronicles Trailer
From the beloved best-selling series of books comes The Spiderwick Chronicles, a fantasy adventure for the child in all of us. Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.
When it comes to fantasy, one must make sure that the world they create is believable. The first trailer for The Spiderwick Chronicles features a blend of great and poor CG effects. With the film's release date still about six months out, one can hope that all the CG work will be improved on by then.
And speaking of CG, is Freddie Highmore a real person? I don't think we've seen him age a day.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Check out the trailer for The Spiderwick Chronicles at Yahoo! Movies.
The Spiderwick Chronicles opens to theatres on February 15th, 2008.