I don't like horror/scary dramas. Though I'm a HUGE Buffy The Vampire Slayer fan, I'm still *quite faint hearted. I've found that during these sorts of movies, I should bring a pen and paper into the theater, and write down what I think, which is just what I did for this movie. So here is what I thought and proceeded to write down:
- Heh. The expressional wind up toys are kind of funny!
-This movie kind of makes me laugh.
-Through all these strange happenings, he [Arthur Kipps; main character and protagonist] still thinks he's going nuts!
-Hang on.... where'd he get the ax?
As you can tell, I use humor to get through a lot of scary things. But here's my honest opinion:
I liked the movie. It's not TOO scary. But at times, yes indeed, it makes you jump. I honestly found the scary parts in the movie to be the grody parts. I found some of the scenes to be rather than genuinely "scary" a little on the icky side. I don't know who's agreeing with me here, but I don't find muddy brown, screaming ghosts very pleasant to watch. I'm not going to lie, the TRULY scary parts did make me want to cover my eyes. The woman in black, when she appears, is pretty frightening. There are scenes in the movie (towards the end) where the ghost is flying towards you, screaming, that wasn't very nice to watch, but I pulled through. Overall, if the kid is mature, 11 years old would be a pretty realistic age to be able watch this movie. At least, I think so.