Conclusion: being a fan of the books, tv shows and the film the borrowers, its great to see a really good animated version of the story, studio ghible have done a smashing job, staying reasonably close to the book, the animation is at times breathtaking, with such detail.
Summary: While it may appear the complexity and depth of storytelling has been streamlined in favour of appealing to a wider, and younger audience, it would be ignorant to dismiss this as a lesser movie.
Summary: Arrietty is detailed and beautiful in every sence of the word and not just visualy. At one scene near the start of the film, the background sound of the grandfather clock is added to build up tension. And excilent family film.
Summary: I was really looking forward to seeing this film, I adore Studio Ghibli and the story of The Borrowers. The 1997 film The Borrowers was also a childhood favourite for me and I was expecting to be able to give a better review than this. This film was pleasant, but nothing beyond that.