Y'know Harry Potter's got a lot to answer for, namely the spate of fantasy filled family films. No not so much LOTR, cos that was that wasn't really for kids.
Spiderwick takes some pretty standard set-ups, broken family, new start in a new place in a new house, etc etc.
Then one of the boys finds a book, then all fantastical hell breaks loose, with goblins, trolls, ogres and stuff.
There's some pretty funny stuff in here and for once Seth Rogan didn't annoy the shit out of me.
It's a little slow in places, and cliche world, but it's entertaining enough.
The Spiderwick Chronicles - 7/10