Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Saturday 19th September 2020 - 05:32:42

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Movies > Family > Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium review

« WMP300N - Wireless-N PCI Adapter reviewWMP300N - Wireless-N PCI AdapterThe Ghost Whisperer - Season 2 reviewThe Ghost Whisperer - Season 2 »

Score: 8.8/10  [2 reviews]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 1770 - Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Director: Zach Helm

Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Roadshow (NZ) Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
April 2008

Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium product reviews

Mr Magorium owns the most amazing toy store in the world - a tantalizing toy haven in which everything inside literally comes to life. But when the boss decides to retire, the shop throws a tantrum and all it's wonders cease.

Now Mr Magorium's reluctant manager, skeptical accountant, and most loyal customer must work together to save the Emporium... by finding a little magic within themselves.

Check out Roadshow (NZ) Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for Roadshow (NZ) Ltd Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel

Other listings you may be interested in:
Bad SantaBad Santa
Rating: 4.6
Real SteelReal Steel
Rating: 9.0
Magic MikeMagic Mike
Rating: 5.9
Bridget Jones's DiaryBridget Jones's Diary
Rating: 9.8
Cheaper by the DozenCheaper by the Dozen
Rating: 6.3
Kinky BootsKinky Boots
Rating: 8.3
Nanny McPheeNanny McPhee
Rating: 7.8
Sister ActSister Act
Rating: 9.3
Jurassic WorldJurassic World
Rating: 9.6
The Mountain Between UsThe Mountain Between Us
Rating: 9.8
Murder On The Orient ExpressMurder On The Orient Express
Rating: 10.0
Born Racer: The Scott Dixon StoryBorn Racer: The Scott Dixon Story
Rating: 7.3
Rating: 7.3

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of kymmage

Review by: kymmage (Kym)
Dated: 5th of November, 2012

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 9.3/10
Pay to see it again:
Score 9 out of 10
Attention Span:
Score 9 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

As soon as I saw the trailer for this movie, I knew I was going to go and see it. 2008 seemed to bring a resurgence in present time, fantasy style movies. This was great for me, because I love that sort of thing. Take ordinary people, add a bit of magic and mayhem and I am there with my chocolate dipped ice cream and jaffas.

This movie reminded me of the Robin Williams movie Toys and of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Take an eccentric rich guy, give him a factory or shop of some sort and then let him and his magical stuff mix with the real world. Dustin Hoffman is fabulous as Mr Magorium, but of course he would be. He is a fantastic actor no matter what the role is. But I do enjoy him very much in his role here. He has a good comedic presence.

Natalie Portman is great in this film too. I didn't think much of the newest Star Wars films (don't shoot me, but "missa didnt likein it much"). Portman was pretty good in them though, and I have enjoyed her work since then. This role allowed her to be someone totally different, vulnerable and flawed. It was fun watching her discover herself.

There is friendship, romance, discovering who you are for several of the characters. All the while, the bit that really hooked me was the visual effects. The sparkle and fun of the magic occurring on the screen at every turn was spellbinding. It was beautiful and I took in the joy as if a child in the shop myself. I have since watched it a couple more times on DVD. It is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 27th of April, 2008

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.3/10
Pay to see it again:
Score 9 out of 10
Attention Span:
Score 8 out of 10
Score 7 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

This is great kids movie... no bad language, no violence, nothing at all that could be considered a bad example to kids (except perhaps for lonely kids inviting strangers home to play while there are no adults around... tut-tut)... but does have a lot of good moral to pass on, like "Always believe in yourself, even when others won't" and "If you want the world to be magical, you have to make the magic happen"... ok, so perhaps this movie takes the 'metaphorical' and shows it as 'actual' but that's the key plot element, isn't it.

Dustin Hoffman pulls of yet another great performance... his facial expressions were perfect for the character, the speech patterns and slurs, he WAS Mr Magorium from the tip of his frizzy hair to the tips of his last pair of shoes.

Natalie Portman is obviously trying to find a new set of wings now that she has dropped her twin heirs, Luke and Leia, and left them to their fate in a galaxy far, far away... and I am very sorry to say she didn't pull off her best performance. She did really well throughout most of it, but dropped the ball big time in the last few minutes of the movie... she might be able to play the piano like a goddess, but she sure can't conduct and dance!

Jason Bateman also impressed me with how far he has come since I first saw him in "Little House on the Prairie" all those years ago... a mere 12 years old! I thought I would never be able to watch him again after seeing him in that decidedly pathetic series "Arrested Development", which obviously refers to the mental state of the scriptwriters. Thankfully, he does a great job of being the counting mutant... aka Accountant.

The special effects were great, to the point where my favourite character was actually a virtual... a kitset wooden dinosaur who loves to play with miniature hot air balloons. He was just so cute, like a demented skeletal puppy! My son adores this movie and has decided to make this the subject of his current round of school holiday viewing preference nagging. Always a sign of a winner.

Overall, not the best movie for adults, as it will wear thin rapidly, but the kids will probably be entranced by it for many hours of loop-play while you go out and get the household chores sorted out... or a rare bit of P&Q while the sun still makes itself known.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Movies'...

Score: 8.8
Product reviews for listing 7983: Sicario: Day of the Soldado -  Directed by Stefano Sollima

Product image for Sicario: Day of the SoldadoFBI agent Matt Graver calls on mysterious operative Alejandro Gillick when Mexican drug cartels start to smuggle terrorists across the U.S. border. The war escalates even further when Alejandro kidnaps a top kingpin's daughter to deliberately increase the tensions. When the young girl is seen as collateral damage, the two men will determine her fate as they question everything that they are fighting for.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?"

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream