The House with a Clock in Its Walls [Movie Review]

I read mixed reviews about The House with a Clock in Its Walls and some keep on comparing it to the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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Now, reading all those comments made me curious. What's the best way to ascertain the result? I see the movie and here's my review.

The House with a Clock in Its Wall Trivia
  • Directed by: Eli Roth
  • Produced by: Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Eric Kripke
  • Production companies: Amblin Ent., Reliance Ent., Mythology Ent. and Amblin Partners
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures
  • Running time: 105 minutes
  • Budget: $42 million
  • Box Office: $130.4 million
After the death of his parents, Lewis moves to live in with his uncle Jonathan. He meets Ms Florence, Uncle Jonathan's best friend and neighbour. 
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During the night, Lewis is puzzled when he hears a ticking sound in the walls. And he is shocked and frightened to stumble upon Uncle Jonathan smashing a wall with an axe when he explores the house to find the source of the ticking sound. Running for his life, he stumbles upon multiple household objects that are alive - literally alive to block him from escaping the house. 

Uncle Jonathan confesses that he is a warlock and Ms Florence is a witch. And both of them have been trying to find the source of the clock that gives out the ticking sound. Apparently, the previous house owner, a sinister warlock by the name of Isaac Izard and his wife, Selena has hidden a clock in the wall before they died. Both Jonathan and Florence do not know the purpose of the hidden clock but they are sure it was for no good.

And despite Jonathan disapproval, Lewis begins to teach himself magic.
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Told you again and again, I only drink Americano!
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Wow! That's a huge manhole you got!
Lonely for affection, Lewis was happy to have Tarby as his friend at the new school. Little that he knows that Tarby only becomes friendly to win his vote for the class president. When Tarby abandons him, Lewis tries everything to win him back, including promises to show him a real magic. 

Lewis' mother visits him in a dream and advises Lewis to use a spell from a forbidden book to impress Tarby. 

On Halloween night, Lewis performs a black magic spell and accidentally revives Isaac from his death. When Isaac brings Mrs Hanchett, the nosy neighbour to the house, Jonathan's household learns that Mrs Hanchett is actually Selena who killed the real Mrs Hanchett and also took the form of Lewis' mother to persuade him to read from the forbidden book.
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You will know why we rather stay outside the house soon
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With such creepy looking toys, no wonder they stay outside the house
Why did Isaac and his wife hide a ticking clock in the walls of the house?
Will Jonathan, Florence and Lewis be able to stop the menace plan of the sinister duo?

Plot: 4.8/ 5.0. Where there is Jack Black, you can expect funny like nobody's business. I love the plot of the movie with twists thrown here and there. I keep on guessing the reason for the ticking sound until Isaac shares the reason with the viewers. I love the suspense and the magic in the movie so much. As compared to the other movie, I would say each has their own strengths and weaknesses. It will not be fair to compare them as one is an apple, another is an orange. As for me, I love this more for its magic scenes. 

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0. OH MY MAGIC! The cast is just brilliant. I have to applaud Owen Vaccaro as Lewis. His performance was brilliant! The other two veterans were equally good and are amazed that Cate could throw funny punches as great as Jack do.
Will I watch it again: Yes, I would!

All pictures are taken from Google. Thank you.
Rawlins GLAM

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  1. okay now you made me feel like watching these two given that you gave such a high rating for the movies. and yes i agree with you, when there's jack black then there's all sort of comedy! haha

    How to deal with markets ups and downs?

  2. Review film The House with a Clock in Its Wall Trivia terurai dengan sangat bagus. Alur ceritanya menarik pembaca untuk nonton film ini. Bestx

  3. watching the trailer for 10 timesss but still tak ada free time nak pergi tengok :( cerita dia best kan sebab ramai buat positif review.

  4. Tengok trailler macam best citer ni..tapi blom ada masa nak pergi tgok movie..masih blom sihat sepenuhnya..nanti dah sihat boleh ajak my daughter tgok citer ni

  5. Jack black mmg x pernah mengecewakan mmg terbaik. Kalau tonton cerita lakonannya mesti x kering gusi. Semulajadi kelakar

  6. Ohh this movie I dah tengok kat online oppssss hehehehe memang menarik sebab ada unsur-unsur magik dan juga fantasi kita suka I like hehehehe...

  7. seriusly? i need to catch up faster.. apesal movie ni sangat best. i love this kind of movie and yes jack memang best. tq u sharing with us

  8. I thought ni cerita mengarut. Tengok review you terus may download. I dah nampak cerita ni Hari but skip. Love fantasy magical genre.

  9. i tengok trailer movie ni kat youtube last week pun tengok macam best..i memang suka genre movie macam ni ada unsur fantasi dan alam magik..wah tgk rawlins bg rating pun 4.8/5..mmg kena tgok ni..

  10. Wahh mesti sedap ekk cite ni sebab rating yg rawling bagi kira tinggi gak. Kalau cerita macam ni sure anak sis suka tengok, nanti nak suh dia tengok gan kawan dia kat wayang

  11. It is a magic movie. Hmm... quite some time not watching the magic fantasy genre movie. Will check it out. Thanks.

  12. Ok, kalau Rawlin da bagi rating macam tu movie ni mesti best dan wajib tengok kan. Biasanya saya tengok review orang dulu sebelum ke cinema hehe. Thanks dude !

  13. Ruby dah tonton filem ni dengan Adam Alif Naim. Mereka suka filem ni. Geram tengok watak budak tu pi bangunan orang mati sebab nak impress kawan dia. Hahaha. Pastu paling suka semua aksesori dan pakaian Cate Blanchett warna purple.

  14. Hehe biasa kalo cte genre camni budak2 memang suka la..kak min kekdang kalo cte camni ikut mood kekadang suka kekadang tak suka heheh

  15. Rajin rawlins sekrg review movie. .Nmapk best cerita ni. .Macam magic2 je.. Nak tengokla.. Tq rawlins nad tau banyak cerita dari rwlins la.. Haha

  16. Reading the synopsis gives me thrill to watch it. Sometimes i also love fantast movie like this. Makes me daydreaming even more hahaha. Creative imagination! :)

  17. Dah lama tak layan movie macam ni. Ehhh, dulu pun tak sempat layan juga. Tapi tu la. Bila dah bizi dengan anak anak lagi tak sempat nak tengok. Tengok macam menarik je jalan cerita dia.

  18. Selalu sangat tengok trailer movie ni. Tapi tak kesempatan nak tengok kat wayang. Jalan cita pun menarik .

  19. Wowww gotta watch this.. Tambah2 ada jack black kan.. Mesti gempak... Harap2 cepat masuk dekat fix movies ka apa ka


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