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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 

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