This was a way more uncomfortable and depressing film than I expected, given that it’s based on a children’s book. The creatures looked cool, but there’s little else to recommend it. 6/10.
I’m fairly confident that I’m not the target audience for this movie. To be honest though, I don’t know who is. Visually, this is a gorgeous film … it’s just sad that I don’t like any of the main characters. Douglas is probably my favourite, but that doesn’t mean much in this context. Essentially one long temper-tantrum shared among a variety of creatures that ebbs and flows. No-one is given time and reason to be all that likeable, and so I found myself not caring about the outcome. This movie raised lots of questions, mostly around “why did you decide to do it that way?” 4/10.