The current popular trend is to remake almost all mega popular books into movies, thanks to Harry Potter, Wizard of OZ, Dr.Seuss, Polar Express and the list goes on……
Charlotte’s Web is another such movie made from the children’s book authored by E.B White, first published in 1952. It tells the story of a barn spider named Charlotte and her friendship with a pig named Wilbur. It is wildly popular book and has been successful for almost 50 years now.
They should’ve left this book alone.Totally doesn’t work as a movie. This part animation/part motion film has a problem of total miscast whether it comes to animation voices or the actors in the movie. The main character, Charlotte the Spider is more creepy and strange than wise and sweet(as intended originally in the book). Very overrated animation voices with big names like Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Bates, Robert Redford, Thomas Hayden church (total waste of his talent I think!). They really don’t add value or bring anything special to the movie. This movie completely depends on the celebrity value of the voices, but sadly, apart from popularity in Hollywood you also need good talent to make a hit.
I rate this movie 2 out of 10.
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