shift back and forth in our seats for 2 hours. Krabat strives to be a Harry Potteresque tale about a group of “lads” who are called by a mysterious master to practice the dark arts and blah, blah, blah. Set in 17th century Germany, it’s based on a folk tale. Krabat is well made technically and the effects are top-notch, but the story is a bit spotty.
I couldn’t really figure out why any of what was happening was happening. I know that it’s a movie for kids, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a simple morality tale a la Narnia.