Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Brothers Grimm

Overall Rating: # # # # (4 Buckets o' Popcorn)

Merlin's Grade: # # # # (4 Buckets o' Popcorn)
Michele's Grade: # # # # (4 Buckets o' Popcorn)

(Merlin) This movie was fun and suprisingly scary (in a "Wow, that was pretty graphic... I was expecting the camera to turn away" way.) Terry Gilliam directing brings his unique Monty-Python-esqe style to the picture, and I think it works great. The story is interesting, the effects are cool, and the casting and acting is excellent.

(Michele) I liked this movie quite a bit. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are trapped in fairy-tale land, pretty much of their own making. What's not to like? Not for the young child, unless he or she has been acclimated into the realm of scary fantasy. I liked Heath Ledger's portrayal of Jacob as a dreamer. Matt Damon plays a pretty good Wilhelm, Jacob's older, more responsible brother.

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