Emma and I went to see Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep the other night. It was exactly as it should have been. So, 5 stars on the lived-up-to-its-job scale.

I was especially impressed that it was emotional, suspenseful, and just about scary for a kids’ flick. Emma was on the edge of her seat more than once, but it never stepped over the edge. If you think Disney flicks are all that kids should see, you won’t like this one. There’s no inane humor, and while there is toilet humor, it’s not fart-jokes at all, it’s very tastefully done.

I had an ounce of trepidation going in as it’s billed as part of the Chronicles of Narnia, and I didn’t like The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe all that much, but there are almost no similarities between the two.

Plus, the display out in the lobby is fantastic: