Spooky House

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"Did someone say "Hocus Pocus"?"
  • PG
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 5.2  (634)

In the movie Spooky House, we follow the story of a magician named Max, played by Ben Kingsley. Max is an aging magician who has retreated into a secluded mansion known as Spooky House. The mansion was once a grand stage where Max performed his magic shows, but after a terrible accident during one of his shows, Max has retired from magic and secluded himself in his mansion. No one knows what happened during that show, and Max has refused to talk about it ever since.

The story begins when a young boy named Max (Matt Weinberg) sneaks inside Spooky House looking for a spooky adventure. Max is an ambitious boy who loves magic and has been studying the art of illusions. He is eager to learn from Max, the great magician, but when he comes face to face with him, Max is hostile and tries to make the boy leave. However, Max's protective guardians, who live with him, convince him to let the boy stay for a while until they can sort things out.

As time passes, Max begins to open up to the boy, and they develop a bond. Max sees himself in the young boy and sees the potential for him to be a great magician, so he decides to teach him the secrets of magic. Max's guardians, a group of ghosts who once worked for him, are also impressed by the boy's talent and are happy to see Max coming out of his shell.

However, things take a turn when a trio of robbers break into Spooky House, hoping to find Max's hidden treasure. Max and the boy must work together to outsmart the robbers and protect the mansion's secrets. Along the way, Max confronts his past and learns to let go of his fears, while the boy discovers the true meaning of magic.

The movie is a heartwarming tale of friendship, magic, and self-discovery. Ben Kingsley delivers an excellent performance as Max, portraying a once-great magician who has lost his confidence and needs to be reminded of the joy of magic. Kingsley's acting is complemented by Mercedes Ruehl's portrayal of Max's guardian ghost, a no-nonsense character who looks after Max and helps him overcome his fears.

Matt Weinberg's performance as the young boy Max is also noteworthy. He perfectly captures the spirit of a young magician, eager to learn and explore the art of illusions. Weinberg's chemistry with Kingsley is impressive, and their scenes together are some of the movie's highlights.

The movie's visuals are also beautiful, with the cinematography capturing the spooky yet magical atmosphere of Spooky House. The mansion itself is a character in the movie, with its secret passages, hidden chambers, and mysterious objects adding to the suspense and intrigue.

Overall, Spooky House is an entertaining movie that showcases the power of magic and the importance of facing one's fears. It is a perfect movie for kids who love magic and adventure and adults who appreciate heartwarming stories with positive messages.

Spooky House is a 2002 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    5.2  (634)