Thursday, September 01, 2005

Movie Review - The Brothers Grimm

I don't think Terry Gilliam has ever been accused of making a boring looking picture, and this is no exception. Everything in this movie looks great, great looking cast, great sets, great scenery, etc.. The only thing that falls short of greatness is the script itself. While the main story, an evil old queen needing to steal children's youth to stay young herself, is fine, it's the scene to scene details that are lacking.

From some severe overacting by some of the supporting characters, to an entirely unnecessary sub plot concerning the French occupation of Germany, I found it very hard to really get into this movie. There just seemed to be a lot of focus on needless details and not enough on the main characters.

As long as you don't go into this film expecting a great movie, you may actually enjoy it, but it will never be considered a classic tale, by anyone.

2 out of 5


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