It was a beautiful day to visit Animal Kingdom.
Today we’re talking about the 2012 film Girl Vs. Monster.
This is a fairly simple story about facing your fears. It’s surprisingly well thought out with lots of fun throughout. It has aged much better than I expected.
When I first watched it I really liked the assistant and the main character. Watching it now, the best friend is seriously the most awesome character. The parents are annoying but understandable and most of the characters are good but a little shallow. The movie could have done with less secondary charters.
The dialogue is often a little bit too much on point and is interestingly already dated. It has some nice layers but its mostly just okay.
Visuals and Music
The movie uses its sets, cinematography, and special effects very well. The special effects are cheesy, but the sets are well done and I was impressed with the camera work.
The music was good. It was obvious that they had 2 songs and a small score, but it worked and helped move the plot forward instead of just taking time.
I liked this movie the first time I saw it and still liked it this time. I had both kids snuggling into me during the scary parts and both really liked it. They both got really excited at the big music scene. It also kept both of them interested the whole time without snacks. The day after, the 2 year old asked, “Watch Scary Movie?” which is super cute.
A good intro to horror adventure movies for kids, few scares but no trauma. With it’s strong message and wonderful soundtrack it’s a great cheesy Disney scary movie.
Final Score: 4 Stars out of 5