The Secret of Kells

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? Written by GKids

Ava says: “It was really good because it was beautiful in the forest when Brendan meets Aisling the fairy.  I don’t want to tell you any more about it, you have to see it for yourselves. I give 4 and1/2 stars.”

Jack Says: “The movie was very entertaining. It had different emotional scenes in different parts of the movie. It ranged from sad and scary to funny and happy.  The story was very interesting too. I cared for the side characters as much as the main character.  I also  liked learning about the Irish legend of the Book of Kells.  Brendan is adventurous and brave because he ventures out into the forest to help save the book even though it is against the rules. I liked that part of the movie because he trusts his instincts.  I liked the part where he is in the forest and the fairy has to teach him how to climb a tree.   The tree looked old and pretty. I would like to climb that tree. I give it 5 stars!”

Payton Says: “The Secret of Kells was a beautiful movie to watch.  The characters were very likable, including Aisling the fairy who is a sort of a feminine, Irish Peter Pan.  She is imaginary and she doesn’t get older as Brendan does, but stays the same. The animation is spectacular. It is supposed to look like it is from the Book of Kells. My favorite character is Aisling because she is very mysterious and skeptical about Brendan being in the forest. (I also like Brendan because he reminds me of my cousin Cian in Ireland. Hi Cian!) My favorite scene in the movie is when Brendan and Aisling climb the big oak tree to get berries for ink. This movie was very interesting because it tells about the legend of The Book of Kells. This movie was excellent, it was like going back to old Ireland in a time machine!  It was like I was really there.  I give it 5 stars! “

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