It's an emotional and fun romp of a film, and it packs a punch even now. The effects still mostly hold up, and I am actually not too scared of the "sequel" with the Rock.
Missed small parts of it every time, but I made sure to miss out on differents moments every time.
A classic fantasy story and I find the game itself as a portal a nice touch. Robin Williams is doing an OK role, the kids too, including a young Kirsten Dunst. The story works all right, but the heartbreaking stuff with a man loosing his childhood never function. Some funny moments, some pretty impresive effects and many intense moments are minor plusses in this pretty typical film that I also saw as a kid.
The remake or follow-up or whatever coming in 2017 with Dwayne Johnson as a lead are bound to be worse, but this one was never a big hit for me either. Could have been a lot worse, though. It works as pure entertainment.
5 our of 10 pairs of dices.