Skip to main content

Matilda (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Matilda
Year: 1996
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Directed By: Danny DeVito
Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson
About: Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUGHWje7liM

My Review:
Asking a few people in a group chat what movie they think I should from a choice of three, Matilda came out on top. Happy to watch a nice relaxing movie after finishing work it was good to watch a film in which I grew up watching and that I knew I would enjoy.

I like that Matilda is a bookworm and how she loved to escape into books as this is something in which I do a lot so I felt I was able to identify with the character and make me like the character of Matilda a lot more. Not only this but as she finds this so much better than the television that her family love to watch I thought made her different from a lot of different characters that people see. I did like that she does have the power to move things with her mind as well as this makes her unique and seeing how she discovers the power and how she uses it within the film to help save her teacher from her aunt and helps her in the end to be able to get away from the parents in which never cared about her and able to go with her teacher in which fully believed in her was really cool and sweet and showed how using your powers can come in useful and the different ways of being able to use them and how they came into being. Another thing I like about Matilda is that the headteacher is made to be scary as a child and as an adult and really makes you scared for the safety of the children in which she is looking after; throwing children like a hammer throw, throwing them into a dangerous cupboard called the chokey and also threatening them with a whip is ways of making the watcher dislike her more and really hope that she ends up with the misfortune she puts upon others. As she does run away at the end of the movie it does feel like the audience has had a victory and that the children in the film are a lot happier.

Personally however, the only thing in which I don't particularly like is the voice over that comes over the movie at certain times to inform the audience of what is happening as I feel like it distracts me and takes me away from the movie each time it does it. Otherwise I do think that this is a great family movie and one that will always be a part of my childhood, I would recommend this to families of all ages and those who like Rhold Dahl books as I feel that this is a great adaptation of the book. 

My Rating: 4/5 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date with us please Subscribe and check out the following:
Tumblr: www.movieandbooksgirl.tumblr.com
To Support The Blog Please Donate To: www.ko-fi.com/AshleighAbsurd

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Elliot The Littlest Reindeer (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Elliot The Littlest Reindeer
Year: 2018
Genre: Animation, Family
Directed By: Jennifer Westcott
Starring: Morena Baccarin, Josh Hutcherson, Martin Short
About: When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, a miniature horse has 3 days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viUFB3Oitnk

My Review:
Wanting to start watching Christmas movies with it being the middle of December I thought I would start with a movie in which was on Netflix which has been on my list recently called Elliot The Littlest Reindeer. With a cast of voice actors in which I already liked I hoped that this would be something I would enjoy and I am glad I was not mistaken as the movie ended up being rather cute and something I enjoyed more than I expected.

I thought by showing how Santa's reindeer was able to retire and have other reindeer take their place was rather a good concept especially as it showed how…

Klaus (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Klaus
Year 2019
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martinez Lopez
Starring: Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Joan Cusack
About: A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taE3PwurhYM

My Review:
From the moment that this was released onto Netflix I was excited about this movie especially as it seemed to be different from the usual Christmas movies in which have come out before. From my excitement I was scared that maybe I had hyped it up a little too much for myself and I wasn't going to enjoy it as much as I thought but I am so glad I was wrong. I loved this movie and it was different from other films I had seen and made me captivated throughout and make me feel like this is a film in which everyone needs to see and e…

The Dark Lord Clementine - Sarah Jean Horwitz (book review) *contains spoilers*

Book: The Dark Lord Clementine
Author: Sarah Jean Horwitz
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Published By: Algonquin Young Readers
Published Year: 2019

My Review:
Having been given an advance copy of The Dark Lord Clementine for an honest review and as part of a book blog tour I was very excited to start reading this. This book was a fun read and one that I am glad I got invited to read.

The book is about a girl called Clementine who after her father has been cursed by the Whittle Witch she needs to take over doing dark deeds however realises that maybe that isn't who she wants to be after all.

I liked that this book had names for each of the chapters but had it as two separate titles which gave more insight into what the chapter was going to be about before reading it. I also liked that the story was being told not only from Clementine's side but also from Darka's which gave a good contrast and a better understanding of what was happening as able to see it from two different perspec…