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  • Summary: When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle she didn't know she had, at the mysterious Moonacre Manor. Soon Maria finds herself in a crumbling moonlit world torn apart by the hatred of an ancient feud with the dark and sinister De Noir family. Maria discovers that she is the last Moon Princess and, guided by an unlikely mix of allies, she must overcome her family's pride in order to unearth the secrets of the past before the 5000th moon rises and Moonacre disappears into the sea forever. Expand
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  1. Aug 24, 2014
    6
    I didn't dare to expect much of this movie, and perhaps that was good.

    A decent fantasy movie, with the standard plot and standard
    characters, although I think the characters were a bit better than in most movies I've seen - or they had potential, but as the plot failed a bit, so did they. They were introduced rather well, though.

    The plot had a lot of potential, but was jumpy and strange part of the time. Too little was explained, too much left in the shadows, and then the events plunged forward again, introducing new elements when the old ones still needed explaining.

    The movie looked pretty, but not amazing. Some of the acting was a little stiff, and all in all it lacked something original.

    Also, the growth of Maria Merryweather into a Moon Princess was very quick. She took her part in it all rather well.

    Tim Curry was a bit disappointing, knowing how good he can be, and Ioan Gruffudd was very quirky and eccentric as Sir Benjamin Merryweather.
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