This movie falls completely flat. The characters fail to evoke any sympathy or interest, the plot is a mismanaged muddle, the jokes are awkward and unfunny, and the dialogue is abysmal. Jack Black positively chews the scenery. Cate Blanchette is miscast. And watching the actor who plays Lewis try to generate tears might be the only comedic success attained here. At no time was there any feeling of tension or danger. Another empty CGI cyclone of a film.
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a movie starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro. A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
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Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac Izard, an evil wizard who constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it finishes its countdown and ends the world.
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Ruinous treatment of a wonderful bookReviewed bymochie70Vote: 3/10
Young orphan Lewis moves into a creepy house with an uncle he's never known. Uncle Jonathon is relaxed around setting rules for Lewis but why does he keep so many clocks? Why does he carry an axe at night? Mysterious things start to happen and soon the least of Lewis' problems will be fitting in at a new school. Jack Black casts his movie magic over this yarn to bring us another jewel of great family entertainment. The House with a Clock in Its Walls is fun throughout. Cate Blanchett plays the straight-man to Jack's buffoon and the banter between them is superb. Owen Vaccaro does the new boy in school and the eager apprentice really well. The awkward sobbing-over-his-parent's-death scene could have been cut; we didn't need it. I trust we'll see a lot more of Owen, hopefully in the same character too. The story is not going to surprise or shock anyone but it serves well enough as the canvas for some great characters, good CGI and nice action.
Everyone will enjoy this movie, even those who can't sit still for ten minutes.
Originally penned to be released around September 20th the film actually had multiple screenings per day (at least in the UK) on the 15th and 16th. There are twelve books in the Lewis Barnavelt series written between 1973 and 2008. The first three books are the best but all of them are set in the 1950s so if Amblin are going to make any more the producers need to get a move on before Owen grows up.
I was very excited to see this movie as I'm a fan of fantasy films, plus casting Jack Black and Cate Blanchett was icing on the cake. However, the movie lacked excitement. There were a lot of drawn out boring segments where I felt myself closing my eyes and drifting off a bit and that's rare for me during a movie. The previews made it look like it was going to be creatively exciting, but all the good parts were in the trailer. Since going to the movies these days can be costly, I say don't bother wasting your money.