Opal Dream Reviews
It is a bit sad if it was less confusing it would be good.
Lily age 10
Opal Dream boasts some thought, but the overly cliched script and unlikable characters just ruins the whole experience from beginning to end.
VERDICT: "Full Price" - My second highest rating (Positive to Mixed reaction). This is a rating to a movie I view as very entertaining and well made, and definitely worth paying the full price at a theatre to see or own on DVD. It is not perfect, but it is definitely excellent.
En sí la película tiene un bonito mensaje. Y los protagonistas son encantadores =)
The acting is relaxed and believable, with the unfortunate exception of Sapphire Boyce's 'Kellyanne', who comes off as a tad wooden and her character more than a bit manipulative, which would be forgivable were it not for Christian Byer's deft portrayal of 'Ashmol'.
Direction, cinematography and screenwriting are all pedestrian at best, and with a title like 'Opal Dream', you might imagine a more colorful palette, but the dusty grey Australian outback proves to be more difficult to film than its source novella would suggest.
Recommended for families who find themselves weary of Hollywood's by-the-numbers filmmaking and would like to see something a little different.