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Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)

Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)

Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (French: Arthur et la Vengeance de Maltazard) is an English-language French animated/live-action fantasy adventure film from 2009, directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It is based on Besson’s third installment of the Arthur children’s book series. It is the follow-up to the 2006 movie Arthur and the Invisibles and the second in the Arthur movie franchise. The actors are Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford, Robert Stanton, Penny Balfour, and Jean Betote Njamba. EuropaCorp’s theatrical debut of Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard took place on December 2, 2009, in France. In France, the critics gave the movie average reviews, but the rest of the globe gave it bad reviews. Like its predecessor, it was a box office hit in France but underwhelmed elsewhere. In the US, it was distributed as a direct-to-video. As a result, the movie caused EuropaCorp to suffer severe losses. In 2010, France saw the publication of a sequel, Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds, which was shot back-to-back.


When 12-year-old Arthur spent the holidays with his grandparents in 1963, the Bogo Matassalai awarded him a distinction for being one with nature after he passed a series of examinations, including fitting in with the environment and coexisting with animals. When his father decides to take him and his mother back to the city early out of fear about their safety owing to bees, Arthur is getting ready to rejoice with the Minimoys once more. It becomes even more crucial for Arthur to visit the Minimoys after a spider gives him a grain of rice with the message “help,” which he assumes must have originated from them. Arthur switches places with the dog Alfred at a gas station and flees the vehicle, arriving at his grandparents’ home.

Arthur asks them to use an older, riskier alternative approach, even though it would kill him, after Bogo Matassalai’s attempt to change him using a telescope fails because clouds obscure the full moon. They concur. To pull the vines tighter, Arthur gets woven inside them. The operation is effective, and Arthur is carried down through the roof of Max’s bar in a drop of sap from the squeezed vines. He asks Max what has changed since the last trip, and Max agrees to take him to look into it. Max and Arthur save Betameche on their way to check on the Minimoys, and she then directs them to the King. Then he finds out that Selenia has Maltazard, who is propelled to attack the human world by growing bigger himself. The Minimoys are duped into completing Maltazard’s design. While Maltazard is free to wander the globe, the telescope is shattered, trapping Arthur in his Minimoy size.

The animated/live-action film Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard is a masterwork that is good enough to justify seeing numerous times. IMDB gave this film a score of 5.2 out of 10. If you have yet to see the movie, you should try it out!