Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Posts
    14,676

    Post Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Oh, this film had such potential, it really did. And it's worth seeing for the special effects in the toy store. The story line, however, bites. Mrs. Branson's third grade creative writing class could have done a better job. Dustin Hoffman pulls off a nice rendition of Willy Wonka. Natalie Portman is atrocious and totally bland. Who is this woman and what is with her "I wanna look like a little boy" look? Zach Mills is charming, the kid has amazing potential. Jason Bateman is also charming, although his character was severely underdeveloped. Overall, an A+ for special effects and a D- for the story line.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    933

    Re: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Yeah the whole thing looked corny to me and to much of a Willy knockoff. I am not a Portman fan either so that doesn't help much

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Upstream from the Big Apple
    Posts
    1,523

    Re: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Oh, foo. I'd hoped that it would be good. We saw the trailer almost a year ago and I loved it, but obviously no story bits were there, just lots of pretty. Too bad to waste it all.
    Only an expert can deal with the problem

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Posts
    14,676

    Post Re: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Like I said, it had great potential. The first mistake was casting Portman. She totally phones the whole thing in.
    The second was the story line, which I felt was weak and underdeveloped.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 1999
    Posts
    249

    Re: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    I really hated this movie. Dustin Hoffman was embarassing. What on earth was he thinking with that voice? Just a terrible mess of a movie, imo.

  6. #6

    Re: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    I did not like it either.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •