Matilda the Musical does stick with the source material, but the songs were hit or miss for me!!!
What I Like:
-I liked that this film practically pertains to the original book, it was a lot more familiar and entertaining
-The one acting part that really sticks out for me is Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, I thought she captured the essence of the character very well and was really entertaining to watch her evil endeavors
The So So:
-At first the musical selections didn’t do it for me, but in the second half of the film, it started to open up to me and I started to enjoy it
What I Didn’t Like:
-I don’t like this story as a musical, I felt the musical performances distract it from the main story and interrupted the flow of things
As some of you all already know, I’m not into musicals. For this film it was no different, but at the very least, I cared for the story enough. It did follow the source book really well which I appreciate it. The songs were hit or miss for me. With all that said, the characters were spot on with their roles, especially Emma Thompson’s as Miss Trunchbull. I just wish they don’t break out into song every freaking 10 minutes!!!