Nov

25

D. Hoffman in MagoriumForget what the critics are saying about Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. It is a delightful movie to take your kids to.

First, I doubt most movie critics could relate to the lonely hero child "Eric", simply cause he was too gifted.

Second, the magic conjured up clearly was from the inspirational genius of an entrepreneurial spirit. Praising such a movie would clearly admit such genius exists. Many in the media would like this movie to simply be forgotten.

Third, it was a tale about learning the powers an individual possesses. How this power dwarfs bureaucracy/government, and how tapping into it brings meaning to one's life.

And finally it had too many wonderful analogies and brilliant quotes in it for a critic to understand.

If you doubt my words, consider that upon leaving the theater, my 14 year old daughter asked:  "That movie was great. Do you think I could start a pet shop, soon?" And then she spent the next couple days researching how to do this dream and making lists and coming up with ideas.


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  1. mr. cy nick on November 25, 2007 2:07 pm

    That’s funny. Upon seeing American Gangster, my 18 year old son asked if he could start selling heroin. He too made lists. His were of all the corners in Brooklyn where he believes he could make a killing! Happy holidays all.

  2. Robert on November 25, 2007 11:22 pm

    “Praising such a movie would clearly admit such genius exists. Many in the media would like this movie to simply be forgotten.”

    Agreed. The media are conspiring to discourage people from attending “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” because attendees would realize the creative potential of mankind and become restless about societal constraints. Anomie would ensue.

  3. Mike on November 26, 2007 8:18 pm

    This one is definitely worth seeing twice to make sure you pick up on the subtle wordplay and mythological allusions.

  4. Tom on November 27, 2007 8:30 pm

    This is the most uplifting and inspirational movie I have seen this year.

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