On a magical tropical island, a fun-loving group of misfit animals and people make a marvelous discovery.... a baby dinosaur frozen since prehistoric times! Little Impy, as the call him, is... See full summary »
Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature.
Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they're all turned into Monsters.
I don't know what all the other reviewers here saw or were expecting. I saw a movie absolutely BEGGING to be watched in full-on 3D, with a rock-solid storyline, Pixar-quality animation, great characterization and, above all, a true sense of FUN. It never took itself too seriously, that was its huge strength. It laughed at itself, so you could laugh with it more.
I don't want to spoil one moment of this for anyone who's going to see it - so I'm not going to say what actually happens. I'm going to let you feel the magic for yourselves. Watch it with a heart full of popcorn and a child in your eyes. Watch it when you've had a bad day and it will fill you with champagne and carnival. Watch it when you want to see all the games of make-believe you played as a kid made real, somehow, and fitted into ninety minutes of roller-coaster dreams.
I don't work for the company, but I beg to differ from a lot of the reviewers here. If certain sequences - you'll know them when you see them, trust me - had had the funds for full-on 3D - maybe they did, what do I know? - if it had been given the chance by a distributor NOT blinded by the word Hollywood, this film would have been a Pixar-style smash. But there is a key to it you must remember.
Go into it WITH a child, and you'll come out of it AS a child, laughing like you might not have laughed for years.
See it. Impey's Wonderland - innocence sugared with starlight.
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