I finally got around to watching the new Matilda movie and first things first I’ve seen both the 1996 movie and the Broadway show so I assumed going in that I was going to like the new movie but I think I underestimated how much I would actually like it. I especially didn’t I was going to cry. I will fully admit that when Matilda was imagining herself as the Escapologist’s daughter I started crying out of nowhere. I obviously understood why it was sad but it was just so sudden I was actually impressed with the movie for getting to me that easily. I also enjoyed watching the movie musical more than the actual musical, probably due to the fact that the movie could do things they can’t do on a stage.
The only thing I wished they added was more scenes with Matilda’s telekinesis. Now, I know this was Roald Dahls Matilda and not the 90’s movie but I would have loved to see a few more scenes with the telekinesis. I especially would have been ecstatic if they somehow included the scene from the 90’s movie where Matilda is dancing and making everything move in her house to music. I know that this is the musical and not the movie so hardcore musical fans don’t hate me but I still think that would have been fun to add. All in all, I’d give this movie a 7.5 out of 10.