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Jul 03, 2018TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I felt like the movie a bit unrealistic for children but overall was a great watch. The movie is essentially about a smart child (Matilda) who is born into a home; where the people who live in it is the exact opposite of Matilda. Being the smartest person in that house, Matilda grew up all alone without the tenderness and love that is supposed to be shown to her by her family. I feel like a lot of kids that’s in a situation similar to Matilda will enjoy this movie because it shows the world that sometimes your biological family might not be your real family. Then Matilda in the movie goes on to face trials and tribulations for multiple antagonists. This movie teaches children and teens too that sometimes it takes a long time for you to find happiness and love but to not give up by then. Overall I would absolutely recommend this movie, it was a fantastic movie to watch. 4/5 stars @Bunny365 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board Based off of the novel of the same name, Matilda the movie was directed by Danny DeVito, and produced by Michael Shamberg. Matilda is about a young girl with supernatural powers, who lives in a toxic environment surrounded by her neglectful parents, and a bully of a brother. Matilda finds solace in her teacher, Miss. Honey, and also makes several friends once entering a new school. I find this movie a classic, and the acting is phenomenal throughout. This is definitely one of my childhood favourites, and if you haven’t seen this movie yet, I recommend you check this out now! I would rate this movie 4.5/5. @TheCuriousBookworm of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board This movie will warm your heart and excite your mind through the eyes of Matilda. Matilda is a young gifted girl with a heart of gold, and sadly, very distant parents. To make matters worse, the school principal Ms. Trunchbull is an absolute monster who bullies all the students. Luckily, Matilda discovers that she has the power of telekinesis and begins defending herself and her friends from the evil principal, and also forms a close relationship with her teacher Miss Honey. This movie will shock you and warm you as you see the struggles of this gifted girl looking for a positive light. The message of the film is that sometimes the best relationships are the ones you choose yourself, and that even when things seem bleak there is still hope. I would rate this film 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to those who may feel different and are seeking a happy ending. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library This is an amazing movie! It is based around Matilda Wormwood, a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father and mother. Worse, Agatha Trunchbull, the evil principal at Matilda's school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull's wrath and fight back against her unkind parents. This is one of my favourite movies. I love the ending to this movie, it brings justice to the Wormwood’s and she lives her happy life with her teacher, who is now her mom. My favourite character would have to be Matilda because she is kind, mature and very smart. I love how relatable this movie is. Overall, this is a fantastic movie to watch on the weekends. 5/5. @TheBookWorm of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board