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h3HorridHenryTheMovieDVDh3pstrongCaststrongTheoStevensonRichardE.GrantAnjelicaHustonMathewHorneParminderNagraKimberlyWalshbrstrongDirectorstrongNickMoorebrstrongGenrestrongChildrenFamilyDramabrstrongRatedstrongGbrstrongRunningTimestrong90minutesbrbrWelcometotheworldofHorridHenryLeaderofthePurpleHandGangandsecretagentextraordinaire.WejoinhiminatopsecretraidonenemyterritoryMoodyMargaretstreehousenextdoorwhereSourSusanSingingSorayaandHenrysnumberonenemesisMoodyMargaretarehavingaSecretClubmeeting.HenryseyeisontheprizetheSecretClubbiscuittinpackedfullofchocolatehobblersbutashetriestosneakitpasttheirnoseswiththehelpofhistrustyyoyohesspottedandthechaseisonHenryhotfootsitawaywiththetin.MissionAccomplishedButMargarethasthelastlaughshesnowinpossessionofHenrysMightyMagnetyoyobrbrBackonsafegroundHenrysreadytotastethespoilsofvictorybutjustashesabouttotakeabitehismumsticksherheadthroughthekitchenwindow.HenryHomeworkNowNooooooItsnotfairEvenathomeHenrygetsitonallsidesfromMumandDadtellinghimtodohishomeworkandfromhiswormywormlittlebrotherPerfectPeterwhocandonowrongbrbrSenttohisroomfortheumpteenthtimeHenryfantasisesaboutlifeasarockstartheresnodoubtthathestoocoolforschoolandwegetaglimpseofwhatlifeasarockstarwouldbelikeforHenry.ButhisdreamisabruptlyshatteredwhenMumyellsathimtogetupandgotoschooltwothingsHenryhatesmorethananythingelse.AndofcourseHenrycantfindhishomeworkbook.ArrivingatschoolhespotsPeterrushingofftosayhellototheothermembersoftheBestBoysClubTidyTedGoodyGoodyGordonandSpotlessSam.Henrysighs.Hehatesschool.IfonlyonedayhecouldwalkroundthecornerandfindoutithasjustdisappearedbrbrStillhesgottheothermembersofthePurpleHandGangtokeephimcompanyRudeRalphAerobicAlBrainyBrianandBeefyBert.ButtheyreallrunninglateforregistrationandtheyknowthatMissBattleAxetheworstteacherinthewholewideworldtakesatoughlineonlateness.OfcourseHenryneedsafavourfromBrianahomeworknoteandalthougheveryonesneaksinjustastheirnamesarereadbutjustHenrysluckcalledoutitsHenrywhoMissBattleAxecatchesandHenrywhogetsyetanotherlatemark.AndHenrygetsthefullbenefitofherattentionwhenitstimeforhomeworktobehandedin.MissBattleAxerealisesimmediatelythatHenrysmumhasntwrittenthenoteHenryswiftlyandsmuglyhandsherandsheknowshedidntwritethenoteeither.SpellhomeworkHenryshedemands.ErmHOMEWellatleastheshalfwaythere.ErWERKThankyouHenryMissBattleAxethunders.NowIknowthatyoudidnotwritethisnoteashomeworkisspeltcorrectlyinthisnote.Henrysighsandtakeshispunishmentsingledetentionforfailingtodohishomeworkdoubledetentionforfailingtobringinhishomeworkandtripledetentionforgettingsomeoneelsetowriteanoteabouthishomework.Lifesjustnotfairbrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshorridhenryd1.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignrightMeanwhileAshtonPrimarysheadmistressMsOddbodisdealingwiththearrivalofapairofschoolinspectorswhoseemparticularlykeentocatchtheschoolout.Confidentthattheresnothingtohideshetakesthemonatouroftheschool.HenrystartstoenjoyhisdetentiontheZeroZombiesakaBertAlandRalphhavejoinedhiminthesciencelabsandtheyregettingreadytorockondown.ButasMsOddbodandtheschoolinspectorsapproachthesciencelabthesoundofmusicworriesherslightly.AndwhensheburstsintofindHenryairguitaringoffthedeskrockingoutwithhisZeroZombiesbandshesapoplectic.ButwereonlypractisingfortheschooltalentcontestHenryprotests.brbrAtleasttheresachanceforHenrytopractisehispatentFlicktheBogeyyoyomoveonMoodyMargaretcompletewithexplodingwaterbombonhiswaybackhomeandstillinrockstarmodeHenrydecidestolistentohisveryfavouritebandtheKillerBoyRatsatfullvolume.TrustPerfectPetertoruinhisfun.HehastotellofcourseanddulyinformsMumthatHenrysnotdoinghishomeworkWhydoeshealwayshavetobesoperfectHenrysfeelingsboiloverandashetransformsintoagiantHenryosaurusheroarsatafleeingPeter.DontbehorridHenrywarnsDadstompingupstairsandthrowingopenthedoortoHenrysroom.HessurprisedandnotalittlepleasedtoseeHenryisdoinghishomeworkHebacksoutslowlyandHenrysnorts.AsifHesreturnstoworkingonanelaborateschemetogooMoodyMargaretbrbrButatschoolthenextdayitsMargaretwhosliningupabigbucketofpurplegooovertheentrancetoHenrysclassroom.HerintendedvictimisHenrywhoisduetoburstthroughthedooranysecondandgetafacefull.ThebellringsandHenryrushestowardstheclassroomlateasever.ButhebumpsintoMissBattleAxewhoswalkingwiththeschoolinspectors.Shellshowthemhowdisciplinedherpupilsare.TeachersfirstHenryshedeclares.OfcourseMissBattleAxerepliesHenry.AgallantschoolinspectorreachesforwardandturnsthedoorhandleandasMissBattleAxewalksthroughshespeltedwithabucketofgunge.SheonlyhasonepersontoblameHENRYbrbrLaterthatdayherfacestilltingedpurplebythegooMissBattleAxeisinpiecesinMissOddbodsoffice.WithoutofcontrolpupilsandalackofdisciplineintheclassroomtheschoolsimplycantbeseentobeanunrulymessMsOddbodexplains.NottomentionthedismalhomeworkrecordforwhichHenryislargelyresponsible.ThathorridboyopinesMissBattleAxeshewasneverabletoteachhimanythingbrbrReturningtoherclassroomMissBattleAxeinformsherjubilantclassthattheycangohomeearly.HenryandRalphareoverthemoontodiscoverfromthelocalnewsthatthisisbecauseMissBattleAxehaslostherjobbutHenryhasamomentofdisquietashewatchesBrickHouseheadmasterVicVanWrinklecommentingonthesituation.Itsasadstateofaffairswhenaschoolcantkeepitsownpupilsinorderhetellsthereporter.MissBattleAxesavesthelastwordforHenry.ShellbebackbrbrMeanwhileoveratBrickHouseSchoolwegetourfirstglimpseofthedastardlyVicVanWrinkle.Hisplanisworkinghesays.ItwontbelongbeforeAshtonPrimaryisshutdownandalltheparentsintheareawillbeforcedtosendtheirkidstohishugelyexpensiveschoolinsteadHehandstheschoolinspectorswhoareclearlyonhispayrollapotofMegaExplosiveGrossGoowiththedastardlyinstructionLetsseeifwecanmakethisboyHenryevenmorehorridshallwebrbrThenextdaybackatAshtonPrimarytheresacandidateforMissBattleAxesoldjobeventhoughMsOddbodhasntadvertisedityetAhulkingScottishgentlemanintroduceshimselfasBeowulfBatteringRam.MsOddbodseesstraightthroughthepretenceMissBattleAxeindisguiseandgentlyexplainsthatshecantgivethedisgracedteacherheroldjobback.brbrHenryandtherestofMissBattleAxesclassarecrammedintotheclassroomofMissLovelyPerfectPeterslovelyteacher.PeterandtheBestBoysaregoodasgoldastheytellMissLovelyallthelovelythingstheyvedonetoday.UnnoticedbyanyonetheschoolinspectorssneakthepotofgoointoHenrysbagjustintimeforMargarettotryandgrabitoffHenry.TheytusslewiththebagforaminutebeforeMargaretsforcefultugloosensHenrysgrip.ThetubofMegaGrossGoosailsoutofthebagopensupinmidairandsplatsMissLovelysquareinthefacebrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshorridhenryd2.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftWhenshegetswindofwhatshappenedMsOddbodisoutragedShemarchesfuriouslyoutofherofficeandpromptlybanstheZeroZombiesfromtheschooltalentcontestThatllteachthem.Henrysdistraught.brbrAthomeHenrysRichAuntRubyhersonStuckUpSteveandPrissyPollywithherbabyVomitingVerahavecomeroundfortea.RichAuntRubyhasheardAshtonPrimarysonthebrinkofclosingdownandisadvisingMumtosendHenryandPetertoBrickHouse.ButisntitveryexpensiveasksMum.HenryshavingtheusualtusslewithStuckUpSteveovertheTVremotecontrol.HenrywantstowatchhisfavouriteprogrammeTooCoolforSchoolbutSteveisonlyinterestedinwatchingBusinessforBoys.ItssonotfairisntHenryallowedtowatchwhathewantstowatchinhisownhousebrbrLaterthatnighttheresaphonecall.ItsGreatAuntGretawhosofferingtopayforPerfectPetertogotoBrickHouseandshesbookedhimintotheOpenDay.ShesaysshelltakecareofHenry.Henryisnotimpressed.brbrHenryarriveswithGreatAuntGretainherancientRollsRoycepullingupoutsideOurLadyGiddiantusoneoftheposhestgirlsschoolsaround.OfcourseGreatAuntGretathinksHenryisHenriettaagirlnooneelsedoesthoughandHenryisgreetedbyatrioofsneeringschoolgirls.ThisisboundtoleadtotroubleespeciallywhensomeoneelseturnsupfortheopendayMoodyMargaretJustwhatHenryneedsTheystepintotheschooltogether.brbrOveratBrickHousePeterisbeingtakentotheOpenDaybyDad.OnhiswayinhespotshisveryfavouriteteacherMissLovely.HesoverthemoonisshegettingajobhereMaybesaysMissLovely.InsideVicVanWrinkleiswelcominghisnewpupils.HeasksPetertoshowtheassembledboyswhathecandowithsomepromptingfromMissLovelyPeterembarksonatremblingFrereJacques.TheboysarenotimpressedbrbrBackatOurLadyGiddiantusMargaretandHenryaremakingtheirwaythroughthedarkschoolcorridors.Thechantingescalatesgettinglouderandlouder.HenryandMargaretturnandrunfortheirlivesbrbrWhilePeterissinginghissongMissLovelyspotsVicVanWrinkleinconversationwithoneoftheschoolinspectors.ShetellsPetertokeepsingingandgoestoinvestigateastheyreturntoVanWrinklesoffice.ItdoesnttakeherlongtofigureouttheinspectorsareinVanWrinklespaybutshescaughteavesdroppingontheirconversation.ShehandshernotestoPeterlookafteryourGoodasGoldbooksheremindshimbeforesheiswhiskedoffbyVanWrinkle.brbrHenryandMargaretmaketheirescapefromGiddiantuspursuedbyhordesofGiddiantusGirls.BackatthePurpleHandGangfortHenryinformsastunnedPurpleHandGangthattheyveGOTtosaveAshtonPrimary.Oncehespersuadedhisfriendsthathesserioustheyturntheirmindstothechallengeofhowtodothis.MargaretjoinsthedebatetheeventsofthedayhavepersuadedherthatshedoesntwanttogotoGiddiantuseveniftheypaidherDadtohaveherandhertauntstoHenryconvincehimthattheresonlyonewaytosavetheschoolbecomesofamousbywinningthetalentcontestthattheysimplycantclosetheschooldown.WellitjustmightworkbrbrThechallengenowisgettingintotheCrookedCornerwherethetalentcontestistakingplacewithoutbeingspottedbyMsOddbodssidekickSoggySid.MargaretcomestotherescuewithafoolproofdisguisepilfereduniformsfromGiddiantusandtheboyslooksettogetawaywithituntilBertgivesthegameawaywithhistrademarkIdunnoandthechaseison.TheboysrunthroughtothegreenroomwithSidinhotpursuittohookupwithBrianandtheirinstruments.brbrWhenSoggySidfinallyburstsinallhecanseeisBriansittingonalargecase.BriandeniesallknowledgeoftheZeroZombies.Hesheretodohissnakecharmingactofcourse.SidcautiouslyaskstobeshownthesnakesbutjustashesabouttoopenthecaseinwalksKillerBoyRatsleadsingerEdBangerwhosoneofthecelebrityjudgesforthetalentcontest.Sidgoesweakatthekneeshesabigfanhesays.EdsjustlookingforthebathroomandSidofferstoshowhimtheway.PhewHenryandhisfriendsareintheclear.FornowbrbrWhenSidfinallyreturnstheZeroZombiesarealreadywaitinginthewingsreadytogoonstage.SidtakesalookinthecaseitsemptyOhnosaysBrian.Thesn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dquicklycallsthepolice.brbrMeanwhileHenryisabouttofacehisfinalchallenge.AstheTerribleTeacherspinsroundintheirchairtheaudiencegaspastheyrealisethattheTerribleTeacherisMissBattleAxeSoitwasherwhoinvitedHenryontoTooCoolforSchoolHenryisdespondenthellneverwinthecashprizenow.WhenMissBattleAxerevealsthatthefinalhomeworksubjectisspellingHenryisresignedtofailureespeciallywhenMissBattleAxeaskshimtospellonelittlewordHomeworkHenrybrbrNeverthelesshehasago.HOMEheglancesatthehomeworkbookonthedeskinfrontofMissBattleAxebutbeforehecanreadthelettersonthecovershecoversitup.HestrugglestorememberWSuddenlythebizarreappearancesofMissBattleAxethroughouthisjourneyheremakesenseheflashesbacktohisencounterswithMissBattleAxeandherfavouriteadmonishmentOhHenryOThatsitHomeworkHOMEWORKbrbrWelldoneHenrysaysMissBattleAxeIknewyoucoulddoitAnddoneithehasMissBattleAxetellshimhesonlythesecondcontestanttoeverwinonTooCoolForSchool.HenryispuzzledthesecondMissBattleAxenods.Yesthefirstwinnerwasalonglongtimeago.HenryspotstheTooCoolforSchoolbadgedisplayedproudlyonthescarfaroundhernextitsyouhesaysastonished.YouwonTooCoolForSchoolalonglongtimeagobrbrBackatBrickHouseVanWrinkledecidestomakehisgoodbyesasthesoundofsirensfillstheair.VanWrinklemakesarunforitbutfallstothegroundasheclimbsoutofthewindowPeterthathorridboyhastiedhisshoelacestogetherbrbrMargaretinterruptsthecelebrationstoencourageHenrytogetonwiththejobinhand.HenryandMargaretleavethestudiowiththebigcashprizeontheirwaytoMsOddbodsofficebutastheyarrivetheyseetheschoolinspectorsbeingledawayinhandcuffs.Itseemsthatthebigcashprizewontbeneededtosavetheschoolafterall.MsOddbodhandsthemoneybacktoMargaretitstheirmoneytheywonitfairandsquare.brbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshorridhenryd3.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignrightIwonitassertsHenryastheyleavetheschooloncemore.BigdealbeetlebumsaysMargaret.WhatarewegoingtodowiththemoneyAsksHenry.WeregoingtohavethepartyofalifetimeMargarettellshimandsotheydobrbrThepartysinfullswingandMumandDadnoticethatHenrysmissing.Theyfindhimupinhisroomdoinghishomeworkorsohesays.HeputsthefinishingtouchestohiscomputergamegooingMoodyMargaretandrunsdownstairstojointhepartygoerswhoincludePrissyPollysingingalongtoLetsDance.brbrstrongHorridHenryTheMoviestrongbrRRP34.95brarelnofollowhrefhttpwww.fishpond.com.auref2564targetblankBuyNowabrbrbrbrph3IntroducingHenryHorridHenryh3pEvergetthefeelingthatlifejustisntfairHenrygetsthatfeelingallthetime.AndifyouansweredyestothatquestiontoothenyoumaybejustlikeHenry.brbrOnlychancesarethatyourenotbecauseHenryisatenyearoldkidwithaperfectlittlebrothercalledPeterandaMumandDadwhowouldlovehimdearlyifonlyhedstopbehavinglikewellatenyearoldkidbrbrLookatitfromtheirpointofviewPeterspetisacatcalledFluffyHenryspetisahamstercalledFang.PeterlikesflowerarranginganddoinghishomeworkHenrylikesplayingwithGrossGooandlisteningtohisfavouritebandtheKillerBoyRats.ReallyreallyloudlybrbrSometimesMumandDadwonderwhereHenrycamefromwhileHenrywonderswherehesgoingto.Wellheknowshesheadedforstardomofsomesortbuthesjustnotquitesurehoworwhenhesgoingtogetthere.brbrAsifthingswerentbadenoughHenryhastolivenextdoortoagirl.AndshesnotjustanygirlMargaretisimpossiblyrichimpossiblymoodyandshestheleanmeanleaderoftheSecretClubswornenemiesofHenrysPurpleHandGang.Margaretthinksthatifyoudontlikepinkyourenotworthtalkingto.AndsheisonamissiontomakeHenryslifeamisery.brbrWithallthisgoingonisitanywonderthatHenryoftenfindshimselfinhotwaterbrbrBecauseifsomeoneispretendingtheresasharkintheschoolpooltogetoutofswimmingclassororganisingacampaigntoliberatehisfriendsfromhavingtowearschooluniformyoucanbetitllbeHenry.AndasMumandDadstruggletocomeupwithincreasinglysevereformsofpunishmentHenrycanbefoundauctioningoffMumsperfumebottlesorsettingupapetsittingbusinessinhisbedroominadesperateattempttosupplementthecontentsofhispiggybank.brbrHenryseeslifesomewhatdifferentlytotherestofusheslookingatitfromthebottomupandhisfavouritequestioniswhybrbrWhyisntketchupclassifiedasavegetableItsmadefromtomatoesafterall.brWhycantkidsstayupallnightonChristmasEveSantadoesbrAndwhycanthomeworkbedoingwhatcomesnaturallyclimbingtreesandbuildingamegafortinthegardenGrrrrrSometimeslifeisjustnotfairbrbrstrongHorridHenrysHistorystrongbrWithsalesofover16millionbooksintheUKaloneHorridHenryisabonafidephenomenon.CreatedbyauthorFrancescaSimonandillustratedbyTonyRossHorridHenryisnowthemostsuccessfulchildrensliterarycharacterintheUKafterHarryPotter.Translatedinto22languagesandavailablein27countriesthebooksarepopularwithkidsofallages.TheTVseriesproducedbyNovelEntertainmentandthreetimesBAFTAnominatedisthemostpopularserieseveronCITVandithassoldmorethan1millioncopiesonDVD.brbrUnderstandablythentheyoungercastofHorridHenryTheMoviein3Dknewexactlywhattheyweregettinginto.IvebeenreadingthebookssinceIwasreallyreallyyoungsaysthefilmsstar13yearoldTheoStevensonwhoplaysHorridHenry.Igotmymumtoreadmeeverysinglebook.Meandallmymatesareintothem.WhenIheardtheyweremakingamovieofitbeforeIdevengotthepartIjustwantedtoseeitbecauseIknewitwasgoingtobeamazingbrbrIveknownaboutHorridHenryforyearsdeclares11yearoldRossMarronwhoplaysHenrysgoodytwoshoesbrotherPerfectPeter.brbrIusedtoreadthebookseverysingledayechoes12yearoldScarlettStittwhoplaysMoodyMargaret.AndmybrotherisveryobsessedwiththeTVshow.HorridHenryhasbeenapartofmychildhoodanditsbeengreattogettoknowitagain.brbrWith156episodescompletingproductionfortransmissionintheUKfromSummer2011andtheseriessoldinover18countriesNovelEntertainmentalsorunsafulllicensingprogrammewhichincludestoysclothingandtoiletriesaswellasalivestageshowwhichhasrunformorethan280performancesinLondonsWestEndandacrosstheUK.Thewebsitearelnofollowhrefhttpwww.horridhenry.metargetblankwww.horridhenry.meahasattractedmorethan9millionpageviewssincelaunchandtwocomputergameswithathirdinthepipelinehavebeenreleasedfortheNintendoplatform.HenryhasalsoreleasedhisownmusicalbumandaudiobooksbroadcasthisownradioshowappearedliveatLegolandandfeaturedintherecenthugelypopularMarmitecampaign.brbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshorridhenryd4.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftThestoryoftheHorridHenryfranchisebeginsin1994withthepublicationofthefirstbooksimplytitledHorridHenrybutitwasntuntilseveralbookslaterthatitstartedtoworkitswayintokidsconsciousness.BookfouriscalledHorridHenrysNitsexplainsNovelEntertainmentsMikeWattswhoisanExecutiveProduceronthefilmandinthewaykidslikereallyyuckythingsthatwasthefirstbighit.brbrReleasedin1997HorridHenrysNitswasthesparkthatsetthefranchisealightandanewHorridHenrybookhasbeenreleasedeachyearsince.In2001MikeWattsandEmmyAwardwinningproducerLucindaWhiteleyformedNovelEntertainmentandwereonthelookoutforfreshliteraryfranchisestodevelopforchildrenstelevision.brbrIwenttoachildrensbookshopinLondonandtheladybehindthecounterrecommendedHorridHenrycontinuesMikeWatts.ShesaidChildrenbuyoneandthentheycomerightbackinandbuytherestofthem..MikeWattsremembersthatheandLucindaWhiteleyreadthestoriesthesamedayandimmediatelyunderstoodtheirappeal.ItwaseasytoseewhychildrenwouldloveacharacterlikeHenrywhoisfullofmischiefandgetstodothingstheycanonlydreamof.brbrAfteridentifyingthepotentialofthebooksNovelcontactedthepublisherOrionwithaviewtoacquiringtherights.ItturnedoutothershadthoughtaboutdoingthesamethingsaysLucindaWhiteley.Thereweresevencompaniesintotalthatpitchedatthetime.Mostwantedtodoitasliveactionwewantedtodoitasanimation.WeputtogetheralittlesampleandFrancescareallylikedwhatweddone.Shethoughtitwasveryfunnyandthatwasherbigthingthatweshouldkeepitfunny.brbrHavingwonthepitchNovelworkedwithFrancescaSimondirectlytobuildapictureoftheworldHenryinhabits.BehindthestoriestherewasquitealotinherheadaboutHenrysworldcontinuesLucindaWhiteley.WhenyouretakingsomethingfromabooktoaTVseriesyouneedallofthatinformationtomakehisworldmorethreedimensional.brbrTheHorridHenryanimatedshowdebutedonCITVinlate2006andbecametheirmostpopularkidsTVserieseversendingthepopularityofthefranchiseintoorbit.Withaninitialseasonof52episodestheBAFTAnominatedshowwasbasedonstoriesalreadypresentintheHorridHenrybooksalongwithfreshstoriescreatedjustfortheseriesandprovedtobeanimmediatewinnerforaudiences.Twofurtherseriesofepisodeshavesincebeencommissionedbringingthetotalnumberofepisodesto156arecordforaUKproducedanimationseries.brbrWedbeenthinkingaboutnextstepsforthefranchisesaysNovelsLucindaWhiteley.AlongwiththeTVweddoneastageshowtwoNintendoDSgamesamusicalbumandaradioshowandcreatedawebsitesoitfelttousthatafilmwasalwaysgoingtobethenextstage.brbrForkidswhohavegrownupreadingtheHorridHenrybooksandwatchingtheanimatedseriestheresplentytotakefromHenrysworld.SaysTheoStevensonIrememberwhenIwasreadingthebooksIwasalwaysthinkingOhwhyseveryonepickingonHenryItsnotfairEveryonewantstobefriendswithhimtheywanttobewithhimandhealwayssavestheday.brbrHesaveryinspiringcharacterforchildrentolookuptoagreesScarlettStitt.TheyallsayOhhessocoolIwanttobelikehimbrbr15yearoldTygerDrewHoneyOutnumberedplaysHenrysposhcousinStuckUpSteve.AbigfanoftheHorridHenryserieshebelieveskidscanrelatetotheworldssprawlingcastofcharacters.EveryonehasfriendswhoareverygoodytwoshoesandfriendswhoarelikeHenry.ItrecreatestheirschoolplaygroundsIthink.brbrRossMarronsayshelovedplayingPerfectPetereventhoughthecharactersabitofagoodytwoshoes.Heskindoftheheroofthefilmreallyhedeclares.HehasallthefactsaboutwhatsgoingonandhetakesthemtoHenrysohereallysavestheschool.Ivealwayswantedtoplayacharacterwhosstrongabouthisfeelingsandbelieveshecandoitifhesetshismindtoit.brbrAndScarlettStittisjustasdefensiveofMargaret.IdontthinkshesthebadguyatallbutthenIwouldsaythatbecauseshesmycharactershelaughs.SheisthebrainsbehindtheplansandshesabitsnobbybutIthinkshesjustputtingthatontoimpresspeople.brbrForRichardE.GrantwhoplaysthedastardlyheadmasterofBrickHouseSchoolVicVanWrinkleacharactercreatedespeciallyforthefilmHorridHenryTheMovierepresentsthemespresentinliteratureformillennia.Anystorywhereauthorityischallengedandusurpedisawinnerhesays.YouaresopowerlessasachildandchallengingtheauthorityofyourparentsandteachersisabigdealsoanyonewhodoessousuallyearnsbigBrowniepoints.ThedesiretoexertyourownpersonalityrequirescourageandtenacitybothofwhichHenryhasbythebuc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