It's been a movie extravaganza around my house this week.
We just came back from seeing The Spiderwick Chronicles.
My son and I were both totally disappointed. We read the books about 2 months ago to get ready for the movie. I've decided that I either need to quit reading or quit seeing the movies after I've read the book.
My son is 9 - the entire way home he kept complaining about how much was left out of the movie, and how he didn't like the changes. Also, he didn't like the language (too much "oh my God" and the one time the word hell was used).
The movie was fine if you hadn't read the book. I too was very disappointed in the movie. I thought they could have followed the book easily, there weren't many slow parts, but the literally left out Book 4.