Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature.
With Maltazard now seven feet tall and Arthur still two inches small, our hero must find a way to grow back to his normal size and stop the Evil M once and for all, with the help of Selenia and Betameche.
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.
Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks.Written by
DIRECTOR TRADEMARK: (Luc Besson): (the color orange): Arthur's shirt (in minimoy form) is a dark shade of orange, while Selenia and Betameche have orange, almost red hair. Many of the minimoys and the Kingdom of the minimoys have a palette of different shades of orange. Also, the minimoys (save Beta, Max, Malthazar, and the Saides) have orange eyes. See more »
The house is specified in the movie as located in Conneticut USA, is actually a real house somewhere in the British Isles (England) because the electricity power points are United Kingdom 240 volt earthed type with switches, visible on the wall just to the right of the piano when Arthur blows out the candles on his birthday cake and visible on the wall to the left of the broken door on the floor in Granny's bedroom. See more »
[a photo album unlatches and opens to a picture of a bearded man]
This is Archibald Suchot, a treasure hunter, explorer, and engineer. He spent 10 years in Africa building every type of useful thing. Oh, by the way, it's in the heart of Africa that our story begins.
[cut to a country road]
Well, this really isn't Africa, it's Connecticut, and this is the house Archibald lived in before he mysteriously disappeared. But that's a story that Archibald's grandson would be more qualified ...
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The credits feature the characters walking by the names of their voice actors and sometimes pausing briefly to wave. The human characters (Arthur's grandmother, parents,etc.) are in Minimoy form. Luc Besson is also seen in Minimoy form. See more »
I hesitated to watch this after hearing some negative revues, but when I finally saw it with my 6 year old daughter, we were both pleasantly surprised. Just goes to show that you shouldn't take someone else's word for something like a movie in most cases. Anyway it was a great movie, fun for my little girl, she especially liked the fairy princess and all of the cute little creatures. I thought that it was beautifully done and I liked the whole Indiana Jones meets honey I shrunk the kids feel to it. I thought that Snoop was hilarious in the movie with his bug club or whatever you want to call it. Well worth watching especially if you have a little girl who loves fairies, and you don't want to get stuck watching something like Barbie and the 12 dancing princesses. (don't laugh it could happen to you)
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