my advice: pull a klaus and read the books.
maybe it was low blood sugar, in fact i really hope it was because i really wanted to love this movie, but i had a hard time staying awake. i adored jim carey, the visuals were chic and the music was delicious; but as oft happens when we attempt to adapt page to screen, there was something missing. something important.
absolutely not recommended for wee ones under six because of serious peril, several deaths and, as my six year old said, "it's LOUD!"