Year of Release: 2006
Director(s): Gary Winick
Approx. Running Time: 94 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
" An Instant Classic."
-Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV
"Two Thumbs Up."
-Richard Roeper and Aisha Tyler, Gust Critic, Ebert and Roeper
"'Charlotte's Web' is absolutely one of the best films of the year." (Joel Siegel, Good Morning America)
Now you can share the magic as a tiny spider spins a great tale of friendship and adventure in this dazzling film version of E.B. White's beloved children's book.
Although this movie has some amazing special effects, a strong voice cast, and some entertaining moments, overall it lacks the magic of the 1973 animated version. Also, the use of a not-so-realistic looking CGI rat in place of the real thing for Templeton annoys the hell out of me and the filmmaker's attempt at adding more humor to the tale just falls flat.
Rated G (MPAA)