Amending My Gross Generalizations
About a year ago or so I made a list of The Worst 14 Films Made from Children’s Books. Recently my mom sent my husband a great Roger Ebert book simply called Your Movie Sucks, and I could have learned a thing or two from that man. The guy’s got style when it comes to visual dreck. More than a year has passed since I wrote that list, and in that time I’ve mellowed. Which is to say, I’m beginning to turn around on the whole question of whether or not The Secret of NIMH was any good. Back in the day I felt you should exhibit faithfulness to the novel or nuthin’. Still, it’s hard to deny that it’s been years since I’ve seen the film and whole movie experience has stayed with me. Particularly the atmosphere NIMH managed to conjure up. Now The Onion’s AV Club has taken a second look at the movie and I can’t help but agree with their mixed review. Thanks to Dan for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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