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I was given the opportunity to preview the new Nancy Drew movie, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. Since I grew up reading the Nancy Drew novels and my girls have also read them, as well as playing all the computer games, I was really wanting to see how this turned out.
So, the other day we popped this into the DVD player and sat down together to see what we thought. To be honest with you, I wasn't sure what to expect. It definitely is not your old Nancy Drew. We turned it off after about 20 minutes. Now, don't stop reading here. We had several discussions regarding how disappointed we were. I understand they are going to update, but I was expecting the characters to stay the same. You know what I mean, I expected George to be a tomboy, and Bess to be scared and insecure and for Nancy to be pretty straightforward yet classy. Bess is the only one I feel retained what she was like in the books.
So, after the girls left today for the nursing home ministry, I decided to finish the movie. It picked up and improved. The girls will most likely finish watching it. The movie ends, leaving the option of a sequel.
The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature length film that will keep you guessing until the very end! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase on Digital starting March 26, 2019 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019. The film stars Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”), and Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and“Alice”) and follows Nancy Drew in her new town, making new friends and on a mission to solve the case! The film carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Digital, $19.98 for the DVD and $28.98 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack.
After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights. But for 16-year-old Nancy Drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference. Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!
Pros - The movie itself will hold your interest after a slow start. It is fun trying to solve the mystery.
Cons - There are several "Oh my,...." There are also at least 2 more cases of swearing and one inappropriate word. In the beginning of the movie Nancy is sort of portrayed as a juvenile delinquent, which never occurred in the books.
Are you interested in owning your own Blu-ray DVD combo? If so, try the Nancy Drew Escape Room Experience and then in the comments tell me how long it took you to crack the code and escape.
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Escape Room & Mystery Match Blog App:
• Welcome to the Interactive Nancy Drew Escape Room - to escape, you must solve riddles and find items to uncover the three numbers needed to open to door. Good Luck!
• In the Mystery Match Video Puzzle, use your mouse to click + drag puzzle pieces to unlock clips from the film.
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Blu-ray DVD combo and DVD release tomorrow April 2nd. Enjoy the app and take a moment to enter the giveaway. (Open to US residents only.). Thanks for stopping in! See you soon!
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