Maldita (1996)

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - The BFG -

For a grown-up, Roald Dahl al­ways had an uncanny un­der­stand­ing of what makes child minds tick – and the ex­cite­ment of read­ing about a young hero get­ting one up on naughty adults. Di­rec­tor/star Danny DeVito gets the tone of this adap­ta­tion com­pletely right, as six-year-old Matilda Worm­wood gets re­venge on her beastly par­ents and mon­strous head­mistress Miss Trunch­bull with the help of her nascent tele­ki­netic abil­i­ties. It’s like

for pre-teens.

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