So of course when I was offered the opportunity to review the film, "Horrid Henry", I readily agreed. I have heard of the series of books by renowned British author Francesca Simon, and I knew they would be right up my teen's alley, but would have enough silliness to keep the toddlers entertained, too.
Our Thoughts About Horrid Henry :
My kids absolutely loved this movie! It was fast-paced and full of slap-stick humor that kids tend to react to. (Yes, this includes getting slimed, nose-picking, etc.) There are loads of funny jokes and visually humorous scenes, but there is also a strong positive message as well. As Henry tries to help save his school, he learns valuable lessons about friendship and never giving up on a dream. So yeah, the kids will be amused by the mischief and antics, but they will actually get a lesson in character in the long run.
I thought the movie was cute, but definitely more geared towards kids. I love the fact that Horrid Henry features an all-star cast, and I think Angelica Huston made for the perfect spinster teacher. There were plenty of moments where my husband and I were giggling right along with the kids!
I would definitely recommend Horrid Henry for anyone looking for a fun, fresh movie to watch on Family Movie Night. Phase 4 Films did a great job creating a movie that is engaging and sure to delight people of all ages.
About Horrid Henry :
Runtime: 93 Minutes
Genre: Family, Live Action
Cast: Theo Stevenson, Anjelica Huston, Parminder Nagra, Richard E. Grant
Director: Nick Moore
Languages: English, French
Special DVD features: Downloadable activity kit, official trailer and limited-edition slime pack Availability: Exclusively at Walmart stores for $14.86 Website: www.kaboom-ent.com
Horrid Henry: The Movie, based on Francesca Simon’s popular children’s book series of the same name, will be available as a limited edition with an official Horrid Henry “slime pack” exclusively at Walmart stores in the U.S. on March 12, 2013.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***