James and The Giant Peach: Special Edition | Review

I recently had the opportunity to review James and the Giant Peachon blu-ray. I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since it was out in the theaters. I was pregnant with my son and decided to take my little sisters to see the movie. My sisters loved the movie but I wasn’t too fond of it.

Was it because I was pregnant and my hormones were out of whack or was it just a movie I didn’t like? I don’t know.

Fast forward 14 years later, I decided to give the movie another try but with my kids this time. For some strange reason, I enjoyed it more this time around. It could’ve been because my 5 year old was so into the movie. She loved the way it turned from real life to animation.

I loved the fact that it included sights from New York City – obviously my favorite city. I also loved how it contained little quotes for the adults like when the centipede said “holy shipwreck” when you know exactly what he was referring to.

James and The Giant Peach is a movie for all ages but be warned, some parts are dark and creepy so if you know your child well and know that he/she don’t take these types of movies very well, just wait a few more years.

Plot summary: James’ happy life at the English seaside is rudely ended when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he goes to live with his two horrid aunts. Daringly saving the life of a spider he comes into possession of magic boiled crocodile tongues, after which an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden. Venturing inside he meets not only the spider but a number of new friends including a ladybug and a centipede who help him with his plan to try and get to New York.

Disney’s James and The Giant Peach is available now on DVD and blu-ray.

Disclosure: I received an advanced copy of James and The Giant Peach Special Edition for reviewing purposes. No other compensation was given.

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