I'm at a total loss. I do reviews for friends and family and I'm notorious for giving C+ movies a good review because of some redeeming quality I found in the story, characters-- even good special effects could put something over the top (but people would know why i rated something well). This really doesn't stand out for any reason, whatsoever. I've read a dozen reviews trying to just understand why it's rated so high. The actors were confined to a limited script, and the directing was awful (they did not deserve to include the homage to, e.g., Big). The story, which was already staked out in the graphic novels, was contrived and awkward, here, with a couple of interesting, well-handled devices like the subway ride.But the whole thing felt like it was TV, except TV, today, is often better. If you have kids and looking for a safe movie, see it with them--it's fine for them. If there is a redeeming value it's the prolonged commercial for foster care and the terrible if artbitrary reasons for which we care for or neglect children. That was handled ok.