Kw-logo-smaller

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium DVD Review

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium DVD Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 02, 2007
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is the best toy store in the world, but can the movie about it match up? We've got the movie review.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is the best toy store in the world, but can the movie about it match up? We've got the review!

Do You Believe in Magic?

Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman) is a 243 year-old toy shop owner who is as strange and wonderful as his beloved store. But when he decided his time on this earth is wrapping up, he begins to make plans to hand his legacy over to the store's current manager, the young Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman).

In a Young Girl's Heart

Molly loves the store but worries she's stuck there and won't ever achieve her dreams of being the composer she longs to be. She's also pretty sure that she won't be able to control the magic that runs rampant in the wondrous store. Molly puts all of her energy into convincing Mr. Magorium that it's not his time to die, but he's already made up his mind.

Music Can Free Her

When Mr.Magorium finally dies, the store turns dark and frightening. Its magic power is sapped and it becomes a sinister place. Soon it's for sale and everything seems to be going wrong. Molly doesn't think she can find the strength to save the store, but with a little help from a block of wood, a friendless boy named Eric (Zach Mills), and a counting mutant (Jason Bateman), she just might find the magic inside of her.

DVD Features

The Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium DVD comes with lots of cool bonus features like a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie and a ton of (okay, five) cool featurettes. It also has a paper airplane tutor, so you can learn to make and fly your own! It's well worth checking out.

Bottom Line

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a fast-paced, fun film that's perfect for the holiday season, while remaining refreshingly Santa-free. While the story itself is fairly familiar (*hem* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory *hem*) the overall whimsy of the flick keeps it totally watchable. Check it out with the whole fam!

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Rating: 3

Related Stories:

  • Natalie Portman Biography
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory DVD Review
  • Bee Movie Review
  • More Great Movies!
  • 1 Comment

    latest videos

    Mmwe-poll

    How Old Is Mr. Magorium?

    • 243 years old.
    • 61 years old.
    • 11 years old.
    • 100 years old.

    related stories

    Entertainment in the forums

    Navodya
    Navodya posted in Movies:
    Hunger Games !! 
    reply about 5 hours
    -Gwen9--
    -Gwen9-- posted in TV Shows:
    I can't believe Nick Fradiani won. I do not like Nick.  :mad
    reply about 11 hours
    -Gwen9--
    -Gwen9-- posted in Latest Trends:
    @Beast944 I'm sorry, but on Kidzworld, you are NOT allowed to share any other site info, or any URL's. Sorry, but I must contact a Jr.Moderator so they can lock this forum.
    reply about 11 hours
    The_Stunner
    Dad: I want you to marry a girl of my choice. Son: No. Dad: The girl is Bill Gate's daughter Son: Okay then. Dad goes to Bill Gates. ..Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son. Bill gates: No! Dad: My son is the CEO of world bank. Bill gates: Okay then. Dad goes to the president of the world bank. Dad: Appoint my son as CEO. President: No! Dad: He is the son-in-law of Bill Gates. President: Then okay. THIS IS HOW YEW DO BUSSINESS!
    reply about 14 hours
    Jolly-Rancher206
    They can be classic or current. I think writing villains is harder than writing heroes, so I appreciate when I come across one I really like. Peter Wiggin - Ender's Game Series Count Olaf - A Series of Unfortunate Events Magneto - X-Men Comics Who are your favorite book villains?
    reply about 15 hours

    play online games