When I was in elementary school, I watched to from the library and thought it was fantastic. Now that I'm older and have seen a lot more story wise, I find that the movie has a lot of gaps, not plot wholes, gaps. The dialogue is all fragmented; you know that writing game where one person writes a sentence and the next person writes something else following that sentence, well it was like that only that the next person completely disregarded the last sentence and just wrote whatever. That's what it sounded like when watching the movie. The story also didn't really explain anything like why Kelvin was there besides that humans are social creatures. The kids don't really ask anything, they just except it and move on; like when Mrs. Which showed up and told Who and Whatsit to get rid of them, the next second shows it's night time and the kids are laying around the fire. Speaking of the characters, the movie has tried to show character development but it failed. It tried to show their school and home life, how different they are from everyone else, then showing Meg's inner conflict but there wasn't really anything there. For most of the movie it was as if the characters barely showed anything, like was nothing to them. This movie over all seems more like a test for special effects than to be an actually movie. The story is all over the place, the dialogue is in pieces and the characters seem more like blank slates. So unless your kid doesn't care about the story and is just into the effects, pick something else.