And now, they are remaking it – because that’s what happens to everything these days.
After a lot of questioning, comparisons, and skepticism, our first actual material for critique, or adulation, was released last year, you know, before the world fell in on itself.
And I’m excited for it – check it out:
First impressions? They’ve certainly tarted up the garden a bit since last time, and the CGI looks pretty incredible.
Second impressions? Oh hello, Colin Firth and Julie Walters. I guess that’s good that you’re here – you two know how to class up a movie.
The film, was due to hit UK cinemas on 17th April 2020, but now it’ll be released sometime later this year after the pandemic essentially put all cinemas out of business for the forseeable.
In case you don’t know, the film tells the story of Mary Lennox, played by Dixie Egerickx, a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents.
When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Colin Firth) on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. After meeting her cousin, the two discover a wonderful secret garden after locating a magical key, which will take them on an adventure like never before.
I guess the biggest, personal, take away from the trailer is that it looks like a fun, lush, exotic movie which, if I had kids, I’d probably haul them too.
Who am I kidding? I’ll go and see it on my own.
Oh, and the 1993 version is currently onNetflix so that should whet you appetite for when this comes out. The nostalgia is so strong right now.
Images via Studio Canal