Honey, Mice, & Magic — 3 Fun Film Mini-Reviews

Aimed at viewers between ages 8-12, and those who watch movies with them.  (And those who like to watch movies aimed at these audiences!  Like me.)

By Katherine Gilks

 Looking for something to watch with your friends?  With your little brother?  With your big sister?  How about with your whole family?  Here are some great movie choices for all your movie-watching needs!

Winnie-the-Pooh (Walt Disney Pictures) (2011) (Directed by Stephen Anderson and Don Hall)

Recommended for ages 9 and under.

Pooh is out of honey, Eeyore’s tail is missing, and Christopher Robin has been captured by a fierce monster!  Fans of the book series by A.A. Milne and David Benedictus, as well as fans of the popular Disney television and film series, will surely enjoy this latest film in the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise.  Original Milne tales and characters are adapted to the screen in an adorable and wholesome fashion.


The Tale of Despereaux (Universal Pictures) (2008) (Directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen)

Recommended for ages 8-12.

In this delightful and exciting animated adaptation of the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo, the tiny mouse Despereaux embarks on the adventure of his life when he is condemned by his family and community over his desire to explore.  A soup-loving rat, a sad princess, an abandoned serving-girl, and a crazy French chef are just some of the characters that Despereaux meets on his quest.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures) (2011) (Directed by David Yates)

Recommended for ages 11 and above.

Once a trio of awkward schoolchildren faced off against a troll…now Harry, Ron, and Hermione have grown into full-fledged action heroes in their own right.  In this final film in the Harry Potter series (based on the series by J.K. Rowling), Harry faces Lord Voldemort in battle as the fate of Hogwarts school and entire the wizarding world is in his hands.  Fans of the books and other films in the series will not be disappointed at the story’s conclusion.  Also recommended to fans is the Chronicles of Narnia book/film series.

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One Response to Honey, Mice, & Magic — 3 Fun Film Mini-Reviews

  1. Jeyna Grace says:

    The Tale of Despereaux, is it in french? i thought i saw the french one.

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