The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

I’ve been thinking about starting a new theme for this blog, and since I love movies oh so much, I figured why not have a Movie Monday? I’ll try to stick with “bookish” movies, but I can’t promise, as I expect to run across many many movies I love that I want to talk about!

This week, The Pagemaster is my choice. This animated Macaulay Culkin movie came out years ago, but I didn’t see it until I was an adult. I absolutely fell in love!

Macaulay is a little boy who is so cautious about everything that he has statistics on things from how often home accidents happen, to car accidents. His bike has flashing headlights, a flag, and a beep that you can hear 2 blocks away.

This causes him to get made fun of quite a bit, and even his father doesn’t understand him. “Dad” asks Richard to go to the store to pick up nails to finish his treehouse, but before Richard can get to the store, a storm hits and he’s forced to take refuge in the local library.

Christopher Lloyd plays the librarian, and talks Richard into getting a library card.

When Richard goes to find the phone to call his parents, he slips and falls on his head. Before he knows it, he’s been turned animated. The rest of the movie is a cartoon, in which Richard has to find the exit of the library, with the help of his new book friends, Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror. As he navigates these three areas of the library, hoping to find his way back to his life and his family, he must find in himself the bravery he has been avoiding all his life.

OMG this movie is so fun! It’s old, so the animation is a little out of date, but the story is so fun, it’s easy to ignore what we aren’t used to.

Have you seen it? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time, bookworms!

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