At its lyrical best, James and the Giant Peach, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1961 children's classic, evokes the casual enchantment of a book that, for many kids (including me), cast the spell of a goofily blissed-out mirage.
We fully anticipate the wrath of several generations of possessive children when we declare that the new Disney film of James and the Giant Peach is an improvement on Roald Dahl's 1961 backyard fantasy.
If you're a fan of Tim Burton films, this is a must have for your collection. It starts off on the dark side, and like all classic fairy tales it all ends well for our young hero who overcomes everything life throws at him.\nMaybe it's more for boys than girls, not about sugar and spice princesses, it's definitely 'snakes and snails and puppy dog's tails'.
First off, this is the VERY first review I have ever written for anything. I want to warn others before they also waste their money or pollute their children's minds. This movie was released a week before my son's 7th birthday, so I bought it for him despite hearing much about it before hand. Within the first 10 minutes I was so appauled by the amount of alcohol, drinking, and characters being intoxicated, I made my son turn it off. I later watched it with my husband and we decided to TRASH IT!! To add to the alcohol use and abuse, this movie also dwells on how evil man can be, promotes violence, uses foul language, makes racial insults, and much more nonsense that is unsuitable for children to say the least. The voices are never in sync with the characters. There are many unnecessary scenes that make no sense at all, much less fit well into the movie. I have seen the majority of animated children's films, and this is by the far the worst EVER!!! Don't waste your money, time, or even worse pollute your children's mind.
I bought this for my grandson. It has quite a bit of violence in it...poachers, heavy-duty artillary between fighting factions in the area. It sounded so charming, but there's just too much violence for children.