Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical does stick with the source material, but the songs were hit or miss for me!!!

Real Rating:

3.5 Chokeys

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

Overall:

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!!!

Real Rating:

3.5 Chokeys