Time for Four Kids and It Movie Review and Uplifting Moments! If you caught my Instagram stories yesterday, you know we had a blast with our in home red carpet premiere for Four Kids and It Movie. What did we think about the movie? Who is the movie really for? We tell you all!
Four Kids and It Movie Review
I have to start with the Psammead. I love Micheal Cane but the creature visually did not appeal to us. It is really a patchwork of what feels like an afterthought. The way the story is lined out, it was way too predictable. The magic was a bit lacking and the older kids lost interest really quickly. So, I recommend this movie for kids under 7. That said, there is plenty of good to share.
The first thing is, where the story itself comes from. The background is that the original story is called ” 5 Children and It” a classic by E Nesbit. Which was updated to talk about a blended family with 4 kids by Jacquelin Wilson. The film then incorporates the mixed-race, and divorce reality of our world which that in itself is magical.
Next, pay attention to the destination. The movie is set on Irish beaches and those are breathtaking!
The movie underlines inclusion and that is such a powerful message. Besides that, there are some powerful moments that are positive, and hit it out of the park for the movie:
- Overcome adversity
- Wishes: nothing like the opportunity to make your wishes come even if a strange creature is the one granting it 🙂
- Becoming one: effortlessly the kids become a family and they realize it
- Kindness, courage, and resilience help you get what you want even if you did not take the path you anticipated
About Four Kids and It
Four Kids and It, arrives everywhere on June 30th from Lionsgate.
It is a charming and whimsical story featuring a star-studded cast including Paula Patton (2 Guns, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Matthew Goode (TV’s “Downton Abbey” and “The Crown”), with Russell Brand (TV’s “Ballers,” Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and the voice of Academy Award® winner Michael Caine. Also it stars Teddie Malleson-Allen, Ashley Aufderheide, Billy Jenkins, and Ellie-Mae Siame.
On a seaside holiday, four kids from a blended family visit the beach, where they discover a floppy-eared creature that grants their wishes. But there’s a catch: the kids’ adventures in rock-climbing, pop stardom, and flying end promptly at sunset — leaving them in danger each time. Can they learn to control the magic before something dreadful happens?
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