Director Eli Roth, who’s famous for his work such as “Hostel” has managed to take the giant leap from brutal murder, torture porn, death danger horror to the fun family genre of horror. “The House With A Clock In Its Wall” is a fun, goofy, proper entertainer for the kids kind-off movie.
This movie has a fascinating old Tim Burton feels and looks to it. It may not actually be horror but it surely is filled with ghosts and magic. The beauty of the film is that it manages to take to through the journey, engages you and leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Set in 1955, young orphan Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) arrives in the town of New Zebedee, Michigan, where he’s entering into the care of his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black). Jonathan is a warlock who owns an enchanted house which contains a hidden clock that’s counting down to doomsday. And it’s up to him, Lewis and their witchy neighbor Florence (Cate Blanchett) to save the world.
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Honestly, the story is interesting and definitely something new. The aura of Jack Black, well we all know how great of an actor he is, don’t you remember “School Of Rock”? is well supported by Cate Blanchett and the duo does a pretty great job together.
The movie starts off a little spooky with a few jump-scares and chills here and there. It interesting to see Cate And Jack throw insults at each other more than often, but what the story lacks is some wow factor. The story may be new but there’s really not much that we haven’t watched in movies up till now.
In all, The House With A Clock In Its Walls is a movie you should take your kids to watch, and you too will have a good fun time watching it.
We give it 3 stars with a magical kink.
Director Eli Roth, who’s famous for his work such as “Hostel” has managed to take the giant leap from brutal murder, torture porn, death danger ho...3.0