The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles

DVD - 2008
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From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house, strange things start to happen. As Jared investigates, he discovers Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide and the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick Estate.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Nickelodeon Movies ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment (Australasia), 2008.
Branch Call Number: DVD SPI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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MplsPeggy
Mar 13, 2018

Compared to a lot of the kids' content that I'm forced to watch, this was pretty good. I enjoyed it enough to watch through to the end, even after my 6yo gave up, telling me it was too scary for her. (She loves the books but couldn't handle the monsters in action.)

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 10, 2017

The Spiderwick Chronicles is a fantasy adventure film based on the bestselling book, and produced by Nickelodeon Movies. It is set in the Spiderwick Estate, and follows the adventures of Jared Grace and his family as they discover a field guide to fairies while battling goblins, mole trolls, and other magical creatures. When Helen Grace moves into the Spiderwick Estate in the woods with her children, Jared uncovers a dumbwaiter system behind a wall and finds a monogrammed key and discovers the study of the late owner of the estate, Arthur Spiderwick. A shapeshifting ogre named Mulgarath wants the field guide for himself so he can rule over all fairy-kind. Simon is injured and Mallory is attacked by the goblins, but manages to kill several using her fencing skills, making her finally realize that Jared is right. Inside, Thimbletack informs them that Mulgarath will kill all human if he gets the book. Children use the book to summon Arthur Spiderwick's pet, a griffin which takes them to the realm of the Sylphs. Overall, It is a skillful combination of entertainment, adventure, sense of wonder and magic!
- @Syraf of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

The Spiderwick Chronicles is about the Grace family which consists of 3 kids and a divorced mother. They have moved into a new house and some of the kids aren’t too happy about this. Jared, one of the kids is quite curious about his new house and starts to roam around but, when he finds this book written by the previous resident of the house, Arthur Spiderwick, his world changes and he begins to see things he could not before. Jared tries to convince his brother, Simon and his sister Mallory about this new world but, it takes some time. Together they must protect the book at all costs from an ogre named Mulgarath who will not stop until the book is in his hands. The Spiderwick Chronicles is filled with action and adventure and at some points it made me laugh. I personally really enjoyed it and I would recommend this film. I would rate the Spiderwick Chronicles 4/5.
- @Grimvar of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Luminous_0
Dec 14, 2015

Yeah, this is pretty darn good!

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JackPurcell
Nov 01, 2015

Probably kids would like it though the plot is lousy, acting poor. Lots of action and special effects.

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red_lion_4333
Aug 13, 2015

good

liamnevin Apr 06, 2015

This is so good

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Nursebob
Dec 19, 2014

Filled with flowery fairies, rhyming brownies and drooling goblins in pirate drag, all carrying the prerequisite Harry Potter-like names of course (Thimbletack, meet Hogsqueal) this is at best a lukewarm serving of the “children’s fantasy” genre. The CGI effects are passable, the acting less so, and a rather bland script keeps any sense of peril, or wonder, consistently dampened for the single-digit crowd. Not a total waste of time, but with the likes of Joan Plowright and Nick Nolte I expected so much more.

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Man123
Aug 23, 2014

so boaring

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yoschatzi
Aug 23, 2014

The Spiderwick Chronicles. One word: AMAZING.

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Jasmeet123
Jul 16, 2014

l love it L LOVE IT L LOVE IT SOOOOOOO MUCH L HAVE WATCHED THE MOVIE AND L HAVE THE BOOK OF IT AND L HATE OGERMOGER HE IS IN IT HE IS A EVIL GUY IN THE MOVIE AND THE PERSON WHO MADE THE BOOK HIS NAME IS ARTUR SPIDERWICK L LIKE THE BOY BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHATS HAPPENING IN THE MOVIE AND L HOPE YOU GIRLS/BOYS LIKED IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMUCH AND THATS ALL LWANT TO SAY MY NAME IS JASMEET MY LAST NAME IS BINTI MOHD ROSHAN AND RAJ BOTH

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