Not much can be said here overly positive except that I liked the movie; for it’s charming cast and premise. The cast is good, Brendan Fraser gives a warm performance as Mo, Andy Serkis is deliciously evil when called upon, Paul Bethany has a sinister yet wonderfully na�ve vibe going on, even Sierra G. has great moments of movement and facial expressions that give Maggie’s mom some surprising presence and the others range from okay to good. The drawback is the underdevelopment of at least half of the character or more. thanks to the somewhat lite and dull adaption of the book. Sure, the filmmakers changed things to add a more adventure vibe to it but it never takes full fleet as a true adventure tale. The direction is almost cheap feeling, the movie goes into a kids-friendly tone that just not refined enough to leave an impression (although a deleted scene that establishes Capricorn’s character as a cold-heart sociopath has some good kick despite being redundant of a scene as a whole) The film is not very spectacular and the V/E are half-baked and so cheap looking at times, they already look out of date after seeing them for the first time. The charm and warmth of the cast is there but the filmmaking is missing that. But I liked the movie for what it was.