This time you get two opinions of the movie:
Roy: Good CGI and fun characters. I particularly liked the main character’s scary sister with the sword. A mild distraction and okay for the whole family. Should keep the younger children happy. Bad points? It isn’t The NeverEnding Story (1984).
Roy’s mum: Entertaining, but not as interesting as the book.*
*She finished reading The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Complete Series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black last week.