James and the Giant Peach
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Beautifully crafted but lacked soul.
An average movie
"Rated: PG Why it’s rated: Some scary scenes."
" Spider "Centipede, I do not know whether to kill you or kiss you.""
" Based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name, it’s about an orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City. The animation was great, and the film is also enjoyable, as well, but it wasn’t as really great as The Nightmare Before Christmas. Critics liked the movie, however audiences didn’t show up, and it was a box office flop. Directed by Henry Selick, and produced by Tim Burton, and wit"
“True, it isn't as good as the book, which is a childhood favourite of mine, but it is still a delightful and charming film. The look of the film is splendid, with bright colours in most scenes and some very memorable scenes such as the killer sharks, and the peach was stupendous. The script is very clever and funny, especially with Centipede, who has some truly hilarious lines. The performances are exceptional, Paul Terry is very appealing as James and Pete Postelthwaite delights as the mysterious man, who is responsible for changing James's life forever. There is also a terrific voice cast, including Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and David Thewlis who breathe fresh air into the screenplay, but it is certainly Miriam Margoyles and Joanna Lumley as the ghastly aunts who ste” read more
"(REWATCHED: 4 June 2021)"
"Poor, poor James. For some reason, horrible things happen to kids, in Roald Dahl stories. This one is one is no exception. First James, is up rooted from an happy childhood, after his parents are killed by a rampaging rhino, then he is placed in care with the meanest aunts ever, then there is the mechanical shark, that tries to kill James, and his new found friends."
"FORMAT: 35mm CONDITION: ★★★½ NOTES: A cut or two during a couple of the musical numbers, a rather irritating cut during the changeover as James and the peach fall into New York, a severe cut during the credits and the reel ends right before "Spike the Aunts", but a decent print nonetheless. DATE: September 23rd 2018 CINEMA: BFI LOCATION: Southbank"
"SCREENING: 35mm DATE: September 23rd CINEMA: BFI LOCATION: Southbank"