#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – James’ happy life at the English seaside is rudely ended when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he goes to live with his two horrid aunts. Daringly saving the life of a spider he comes into possession of magic boiled crocodile tongues, after which an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden. Venturing inside he meets not only the spider but a number of new friends including a ladybug and a centipede who help him with his plan to try and get to New York.
Plot: When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
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A timeless stop-motion/live action entertainment although not a masterpiece
James and the Giant Peach is a stop motion/live action adaptation of the late Roald Dahl’s book in the early 60s when being transitioned into film (like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Witches, Matilda, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox) about a young boy named James, who climbs into the peach and meets anthropomorphic stop-motion insects and stumbles upon an adventure of a lifetime. Many critics and fans of Roald Dahl alike were amazed about how faithful this movie was to the book, but there are two problems that I do have with this adaptation.
1) The beginning was quite dark and might frighten younger kids along with other scenes.
2) The rhino in the sky and the scene where James battles it wasn’t explained enough. That’s it for the criticism.
The positive aspects of this movie were excellent. The live action sets and the stop-motion animation have an astounding charm to the book. The character designs are pretty unique and the Jack Skellington cameo as the captain of the skeletons was amazing. The acting is very superb. The stop-motion insects were good, the two mean aunts named Spike and Sponge were tolerable, and the main character James is very likable. Even the action is very good. Music/songs written by Randy Newman (The Toy Story trilogy, The Princess and the Frog) were surprising good. Although not a masterpiece, James and the Giant Peach is an enjoyable family entertainment that stays faithful to the story from a great author.
A Great Film for Adult and Kids!
I was a bit surprised that the film was not entirely animated. No, I did not read the book. The boy actor is fine here as is Joanna Lumley OBE and Miriam Margolyes OBE as his despicable aunts, Spiker and Sponge, who get custody of him as a child. They really are deliciously evil in their roles and they look like they are having a ball at it too. I thought the story was quite interesting with the animation and live action. The film is good for both adults and children as well as family can view it together. I thought the costumes of Spike and Sponge were hilarious. You could not tell that Spiker also plays half of Absolutely fabulous from this role. The make-up, the costumes, and visual effects are worth watching and it’s good to watch this film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 19 min (79 min)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Henry Selick
Writer Roald Dahl (based on the book by), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay), Jonathan Roberts (screenplay), Steve Bloom (screenplay)
Actors Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Joanna Lumley
Country UK, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations.
Production Company Walt Disney Pictures, Skellington Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Fries Mitchell 35R3 (Stop-Motion), Arriflex 35 BL (Live-Action)
Laboratory Monaco Film Laboratories, San Francisco (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,242 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm