Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!
The siblings Noah and Emma travel with their mother Jo from Seattle to the family cottage in Whidbey Island to spend a couple of days while their workaholic father David Wilder is working. They find a box of toys from the future in the water and bring it home, and Emma finds a stuffed rabbit called Mimzy, and stones and a weird object, but they hide their findings from their parents. Mimzy talks telepathically to Emma and the siblings develop special abilities, increasing their intelligence to the level of genius. Their father becomes very proud when Noah presents a magnificent design in the fair of science and technology, and his teacher Larry White and his mystic wife Naomi Schwartz become interested in the boy when he draws a mandala. When Noah accidentally assembles the objects and activates a powerful generator creating a blackout in the state, the FBI arrests the family trying to disclose the mystery. But Emma reveals the importance to send Mimzy back to the future.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; reviewed by Daniele Romanoni, Pavia, Italy
When Noah first controls a spider at the beach house (at around 19 mins), director Robert Shaye mentions in the commentary that Visual Effects Supervisor Eric Durst "got hold of the special effects house in Australia that did all of the visual effects for Charlotte's Web (2006) - they happened to have the computer program for making spiders crawling on webs." See more »
In the scene (from 04:32 to 05:55 on the DVD) where Noah Wilder is in his bedroom, wearing pajamas and playing a video game, his father comes home late and visits with him. In one shot when Noah throws his video game controller down, you can see he is bare-foot. In the very next shot from a different angle, as his father is talking to him, Noah is wearing slippers. (Note: This is a "full-frame-only goof", not visible in the wide screen versions, because their frames were made by cropping 41.7% of the height of the spherical 35 mm film negative frames, cutting Noah's bare feet out of the frame, although his slippers can still be seen at 04:41. The full height of the negative is shown in the full frame version, leaving Noah's bare feet in their frames.) Also in this scene Noah's left leg is propped up when he is playing the video game but then when he is talking to his Dad it is his right leg that is propped up. See more »
[when the teacher is talking about pollution]
Then why don't they do something? Why don't they stop it?
Excellent question, Wendy. Why don't they do something? Why don't they stop it? Who is this "They" that Wendy is referring to I wonder? What do you think? "They" is *all* of us.
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I took my two nephews (13 & 15) to an advance screening just now and we all liked the movie. Although, to enjoy it requires a very high level of "suspension of disbelief". A lot of things do not make sense, circumstances that would never happen and some things that just go nowhere in the movie all led to us making fun of the movie afterward. BUT, we all still enjoyed the movie and thought it was good. It is pretty much a high grade B movie. I went after reading the comments on here and was a little cautious because all of the first comments were horrible and then the latest ones were all perfect so I figured "people" were fluffing the votes to get people to go see it because of it's release next weekend and that is why I am posting this. You might want to wait for DVD or go to a twilight viewing(we paid $4 each), but I would not have been mad if I had paid full price. Sorry for the uneven review (kind of like the movie itself), it is my first.
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