The House with a Clock in Its Walls (movie)

I watched The House with a Clock with in Its Walls. It is loosely based on the book by John Bellairs. My mother bought me the movie because supposedly there would be references to the show Supernatural. (there were only three references that people have seen.) It has Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, and Lorenza Izzo in it.

Warning: there is some scary scenes and a little bit of violence.

Quick Summary: A boy named Lewis comes to live with his uncle. His uncle lives in a magical mansion. The previous owner was a bad warlock. That bad warlock hidden a clock in the walls of the mansion. Lewis helps his uncle find the clock before the clock counts down to doomsday.

There are some differences between the book and movie:
1. Lewis isn’t skinny in the book.
2. Lewis finds the necromancy book on his own in the book.
3. Lewis copies from necromancy book. He doesn’t bring it to the cemetery.
4. Lewis and Tarby look at graves before bringing back the dead in the book.
5. Issac’s wife is the one they bring back from the dead in the book.
6. Mrs. Zimmerman fights Issac’s wife alone in the book.
7. They don’t have the key in the book.
8. Lewis was the one who finds Issac’s papers about the clock in the book.
9. Lewis doesn’t ask his uncle how to be a magician.

Even though there were many differences, I did like the movie. Jack Black was perfect for the role of Jonathan. Next Monday I’m watching Murder Most Foul.

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