Some of the “embellishments” work beautifully. It is an extraordinary word, isn’t it? After all, the point of the story is that he must face his fear to save his love. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I wondered if the book explained things like why there needed to be soup, in order for there to be rain – stuff like that. I didn’t care for the movie, either.
She also attempts to point out in the story that as long as hope is alive, all is not lost. We took our 5 and 10 year old and they both wanted to leave 30 minutes into it. The cast is good. I didn’t really understand why the filmmakers felt they had to change so much, but it really prevented my enjoyment of the movie. I am the person who reads the end of the book first, just to make sure it ends happily. Other movie-created touches that I love: If we do not include that he had that fear, then he cannot face it, and the story is utterly changed. How can they call the movie the same title?
I am a teacher who reads this book to my class at the beginning of every year. To see how I am doing, go here. DH felt the same way. Visually I thought this movie was fantastic.
I thought the movie featured really pretty and impressive CGI, but it fell pretty flat for me, otherwise. Roscuro, a rat who lives in the palace dungeon, is drawn to the light.
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome. The movie, however, do not bother. Just reread your thoughts and agree with you about the violence.
Other movie-created touches that I love: The movie did a grave disservice to a wonderful book. Here is her submission: The queen dies from the shock, and the princess, a beautiful young lady named Pea, looks upon Roscuro with hate. See how I’m doing here. The mysterious disappearance of the sun, the weird vegetable genie, the pf like games in the rat city, soup day.
Her French accent is magnifique! The animation is wonderful.
A Review of ‘The Tale of Despereaux,’ the Movie
Desert Dyeworks Hey, we like color and silk! And it is nobler to be motivated by love like the Despereaux in the book than by a sense of adventure.
Posted by Bookworm at 7: One of the things I love most about the BOOK The Tale of Despereaux is the number of characters whose stories become intertwined in the overall adventure that stars this lovable little mouse.
Originally Posted by Storm Bride I I wondered if the book explained things like why there needed to be soup, in order for there to be rain – stuff like that.
It is an extraordinary word, isn’t it?
You are commenting using your WordPress. I didn’t really understand why despereauux filmmakers felt they had to change so much, but it really prevented my enjoyment of the movie.
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Storm Bride is offline. The Newberry Award winner, published in So the movie has to work awfully hard to be any worse than the book, imo.
But a cute story and the animation movue nice. The Tale of Despereaux. I can’t figure out why they’d bother with a junior novelization anyway. The world inhabited by the mice is a fully realized world with houses and buildings and matchstick lanterns, populated by lots and lots of mice wearing fabulous costumes reminicent of Flemish paintings.
But sometimes the characters ended up being less than they were in the book, less evil, less noble, less sympathetic, less whatever.
It takes more courage to do something you dlfferences afraid of than something you are not.
Brittenham LME Reading Journal: Book vs. Movie Comparison: The Tale of Despereaux
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The novel by Kate DiCamillo tells of a very small mouse named Despereaux who is not at all like the other mice. She has a sudden change of heart in much the same way that the Princess does in multiple places and Roscuro does and… You get the idea.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo The Tale of Despereaux with Matthew Broderick Both the book and the movie are basically about a small mouse who does not act like a mouse and because of his uniqueness finds himself on a great adventure. There are a few sad antagonists: Now I try to always read the book before Adn see the movie. So this year I’m only doing one. Obok took notes while I was watching and many of them wound up being about the textures of things I saw and admired — the heavy brocade fabrics that appear throughout the castle, the fur and whiskers of the mice, everything and anything METAL.
She tries to kill him, so despreeaux uses a servant girl to capture Princess Pea and is going to feed her to the rats. In the movie, Roscuro comes from a friendly ship on the ocean, and returns there at the end.