Upside-Down Magic

5.41 h 36 min2020X-RayALL
Nory enters the Sage Academy for Magical Studies!
Joe Nussbaum
Izabela RoseSiena Agudong
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4.5 out of 5 stars

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SHERLOCKEDReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I expected the movie to be somewhat different from the book, but this was unrecognizable. Pretty much nothing in the book is left other than Nory and the fact that she fluxes into mixed up animals. No siblings, no Bax, no Fierce, no Ms. Starr, no Aunt Margo, no Dunwiddle...get the idea? I have no idea why they would change the entire premise of the movie. After about 20 minutes, my 10 year old (who had been waiting excitedly for a month for the release of this movie) was done. Complete waste of $7.
26 people found this helpful
LDDzReviewed in the United States on August 2, 2020
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Nothing like the source material. While movies occasionally need to make creative choices for budget reasons or because of tech limitations, this is just a bad representation of a good series. My 9 year old was so disappointed that her favorite characters were not there and the message was just destroyed in favor of following the Disney mold.
18 people found this helpful
VS GrenierReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
I want my hour and a half back
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If you read the book before watching the movie you will realize that this movie is nothing like the book. The main character doesn't act like the one in the book and they made some serious changes. The main character didn't have a best friend before going into the school and she didn't live at the school she lived with her aunt while going to the school. Also when she was doing her class there were a lot more students that were cut out of the movie. The teacher was also female and had a completely different personality. There was also no such thing of shadow magic in the books.
15 people found this helpful
Katz BlueReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Family friendly movie.
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Didn't know what to expect when I watched it. After reading other reviews glad I have not read the books and watched this for what it was a family movie. It was entertaining and enjoyable. Had a good story line and good teachings for kids. Overall a very good watch.
14 people found this helpful
KagurarisaReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don’t waste your money
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This movie is awful. If they changed the character names I would never guess it was based on the Upside Down Magic books. The movie is missing many key characters and overall is not positive toward the UDM kids. Movies generally aren’t nearly as good as reading the book, but this one is truly a fail.
13 people found this helpful
M RipkaReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not like books but still good for young kids
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As others have pointed out, the storyline and characters of this movie mostly don't follow the book. Disney added a lot of extras, fabricated the storyline and added a "bad guy" element which wasn't present in the book series. My 3 kids (8, 8, 9) enjoyed it anyway - no complaints, they just pointed out the differences and kept going. During this pandemic, they have been super picky about movies and this one hooked them for some reason.

I also appreciated that one of my kids asked, "why are there so many kids with brown skin" and I took that as an opportunity to have discussion about race, after the movie. Her older sister remembered that the main character was Black, but my twins didn't.

I'm giving this 4 stars because I do think the movie wasn't a total bomb if you know it doesn't follow the books. We rented it and I didn't feel like that was a waste of my money.
9 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Watched the movie with my family and we had so much fun and enjoyed it alot, was definitely worth the money.
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Mandy B.Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good kid movie with positive, feel good message
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I thought it was going to be a dumb Harry Potter Knock-off, but we ended up liking it a lot. I was an entertaining movie for kids and of course had the classic Disney happy ending with option for sequels. I’m glad I spent a few extra dollars and bought the movie instead of renting.
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