Two Movies from Children's Books
August 19, 2007
This week I saw, and enjoyed, two movies based on children's books. I thought that Bridge to Terebithia was wonderful. I cried a bit towards the end, but that's to be expected. I thought that AnnaSophia Robb was luminous as Leslie, and that Bailee Madison (as May Belle) stole most of the scenes that she was in. I could have done without quite so much visualization of the fantasy elements, especially at the very end, but it's a minor quibble.
I also watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix yesterday. I thought that it was a good movie, but I regretted seeing it so soon after having re-read the book. It's the one that's most different from the book so far, I think, which is perhaps inevitable given the length of the book. But Evanna Lynch was perfect as Luna Lovegood. And I have to say that Alan Rickman makes the already fascinating character of Snape ever more intriguing with every installment.
What movies from children's books have you seen recently?