I don't know what made me pick up this dvd, The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), as I have not read any of the children's books - but I am happy that I did.
Maybe because any movie with David Straithairn, Mary-Louise Parker, and Joan Plowright has to be good.
The FX in this movie are incredible, though not all that impressed by the Disneyesque pixies, I loved the scarey creatures. The goblins and trolls were great. I was also impressed to realize that the twin boys in the story were played by one young boy. Good performances by the human actors, even Nick Nolte in a freakish role.
Good flick for all ages. Oh, and it has a good message about truth and family as well, how can you miss?