I just watched this movie and it never seems to amoze me with the Nanny McPhee movie installments. Comparing both would be unfair because both movies have very good story lines. As much as I enjoyed watching this second installment, the first stood on it’s own. I am really foond of Emma Thompson and all her works. I really love her.
Just some comments though on the characters. I just find the role of Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) did fall short for me. It would really been better if they got an actual British actor to play the role. I find the accent a bit over-played. I am pleased also that Ewan McGregor playing the role of Rory Green and Ralph Fiennes as Lord Gray. Though they’re considered cameo roles, it did present some sort of fresh inserts in the movie. I particularly liked Lord Gray when he confronts the two kids in his office. The awkwardness is dealing with his sone was priceless and very true to the role he was portraying.
One of the scenes that didn’t make a lot of sense was when the harvest were gathered. The magical air show ere the harvest projected shapes of different animals in the air and at the end the firework effects didn’t sell that much to me but then again it does cater to the younger generations so I guess a specific market would appreciate this. The mere fact that the harvest was gathered neatly on the ground was awesome enough.
I love the part at the end where you get the sense of who Mrs. Docherty (Maggie Smith) is in the story. It didn’t occur to me until the end. That is something you should watch out for. Completely surprising and it’ll make you smile.
I just hope that this installment would turn out to be a success so that I can look forward to the next one. It’s rare that you watch a movie that’s well made at the same time entertained without so much hype with action and suspense. A true family movie. Good lessons to impart and real feel good movie.