Movie review and GIVEAWAY: "The BoxCar Children"
Check out my review of "The BoxCar Children"
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about the movie....
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.
About the Cast
Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!
The story of "The Boxcar Children" is one that has captured many generations since 1942, and I was so excited to see that the book has been made into a movie! The story is a heart-warming one, and the movie makers have done a solid job at adapting the story into this animated tale. The visuals are bright and colourful, and while it wouldn't be fair to compare this DVD to a high-budget Disney film, I enjoyed watching the story play across the screen. The voices of the characters have also been well-matched and were in line with what I imagined they would sound like. The film moves along at a good pace, and I found that my children's attention was engaged from start to finish. Most importantly, with all of the questionable media material out there, parents can rest easy knowing that their children will be wonderfully entertained watching this movie, and learn some important lessons along the way. I particularly love that in this story the children serve as excellent examples to viewers, and there is plenty of suspense without the gratuitous violence so common in many movies. The ending will leave you with a nostalgic feeling, and the best part is that if your children haven't yet read this series of books, they are sure to be hooked! The first Boxcar Children book may jumpstart them into the whole series - who knew movies could play such a great role in getting your children interested in reading?
I strongly recommend "The BoxCar Children" for you to watch along with your children - it's perfect for a family movie night! 4 out of 5 stars.
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