Spiderwick Chronicles. A delight in the eyes especially with the visual spectacles and a heartrending music from Oscar winner and Titanic's James Horner. A visual fantasy joyride of fun and adventure. The movie will also bring tears to your eyes as its lead actor Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) delivers his natural portrayal of twins longing for a better family relationship.
The movie for me reminds me of the Bridge of Terabithia but even better. A potential Harry Potter series replacement, Spiderwick Chronicles provides not only a remarkable screenplay but music and a visual effects that sure is an Oscar bet.
(Wikipedia) Spiderwick is a series of children's books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The story takes place in New England, United States, where nine-year-old twins Simon and Jared and their older sister Mallory have moved to the decrepit Spiderwick Estate. They discover a field guide to Faeries, and quickly realize that the estate is infested with them. Some of the faeries are benign or even friendly, but many more of them are pesky or downright malicious. They discover many new creatures also.