Couldn’t be anymore up my alley!
When the Spiderwick Chronicles came to theaters when I was 7 it was all the rage! Everyone in my second grade class was talking about it! My sister (who was 6 at the time) and I went to see it in theaters and ever since then it’s been one of our favorite movies! After the Spiderwick Chronicles came out my sister and I bonded over it for many years to come, not just by watching the movie together, but also by going on fairy and goblin hunts together in the woods! This movie has led to many treasured childhood memories for me and my sister! (Recently my sister was going through some old stuff in her room and found a old bag of salt we would use when going on goblin hunts over a decade ago, good times!) I love how the movie portrays the fantasy creatures accurately to the folklore they that come from. (ie. salt (and circles of salt) really are used to ward off certain creatures in folklore. (not sure about tomato sauce though) They also got the Fairy Ring, the “Magic Circle”, Faeries, Sprites, Adder Stone, RedCap, and the Brownie right too! And that’s just in the movie, there’s way more in the books!) we’ve also read all the books and those are great too. Overall the Spiderwick Chronicles (the books and movie) couldn’t be anymore up my alley! Fantasy, adventure, action and supernatural phenomenon in an old abandoned house in the woods has always been the most appealing kind of stories to me! I wish there were more movies like this. I recommend the Spiderwick Chronicles to anyone who enjoys dark fantasy and adventure stories but if your kid is sensitive you might want to wait a few years since there is some violence and blood and some of the monsters could be scary to really sensitive kids. EDIT: To the reviewers out there that are bashing this movie because Jared stabbed his “dad” for telling him he loves him, because Jared doesn’t think his real dad loves him so he stabbed him, you’re wrong! Jared didn’t stab his “dad” for telling him he loves him, he stabbed him because he knew that wasn’t his dad and was actually Mulgarath in disguise. Jared was suspicious that this wasn’t his real dad so he decided to test him by asking him a question that only his real dad would know the answer to, and his “dad” answered “I love you” which wasn’t the correct answer so Jared stabbed him because he knew that wasn’t his real dad. I’m honestly shocked at how many adults didn’t “get” this scene since my sister and I got it the first time we watched it at ages 7 and 6.