(This review may contain spoilers).
I liked the film preview of this movie the first time I saw it… and when I mentioned wanting to watch it to my niece, she said she wanted to see it as well. So I took her with me.
I felt the idea in this movie was a fairly unique one. I found Casey to be a really intriguing character… though I was a bit unclear about when exactly the first scene in this movie was supposed to be taking place.
It was good to see Frank’s history. I couldn’t help feeling sorry for him during the film, but I did wonder about his family life, since he seemed to have a father, at least… even if said father didn’t come across as very supportive.
One of the things I found particularly interesting in this movie was the relationship between Athena and Frank. I felt a lot of sympathy towards Athena and it was good to see the evolution of her character through the course of this movie.
I also really liked Casey’s interactions with her father and brother, though I did feel that her father should have been a bit more worried about her.
I thought it was good how, even when she was in contact with the pin, the real world still had an effect on Casey, such as not being able to proceed through doors that were there and falling down stairs, as well as bumping into walls. I was confused about why that was at first, but it made sense later on.
There were some nice comedy moments in this movie and others that were especially emotional, particularly towards the end. I did enjoy watching this movie and although there are some moments of violence in it, my niece did also enjoy the film as well, telling me that Athena was her favourite character.
I probably will watch this movie again at some point. I liked the characters and the storyline and there were some pretty cool special effects in this. It’s definitely not suitable for very young children, but I imagine older children will enjoy watching this just as much as my niece did.