Saturday, August 27, 2005

Unseen Movie Reviews: Brothers Grimm

Normally, Brothers Grimm would be on my must-see list. It's directed by Terry Gilliam, one of my favorite directors. It's got the Brothers Grimm, whose fairy-tales I love. It's got that dark and twisted Tim Burton-feel. But I'm not gonna see it. Even though I like Matt Damon and Monica Bellucci, and freaky movies. My interest in this movie evaporated the minute I saw the trailer. It just doesn't look like it's very good. I thought it would be a biopic or I thought it would be like Shakespeare in Love with the Brothers encountering twisted elements of their stories. Looks more like Van Helsing. That kind of factual inaccuracy is not something I want to see. We're going to have a generation of kids who write book reports about how the Brothers Grimm killed vampires and ghosts before they wrote "Hansel and Gretel." I'm not saying it's a bad movie. It's just not my kind of movie. My rating: C-


Mauricem said...

This could have been a fun dark retelling of the Brothers Grimm stories. Instead, as you said they tried to make it into a demonic action movie like Van Helsing. I was interested in seeing the former, but not the latter.

Deirdre Cooley said...

Agreed! I'm not going to see it either. I love movies... but we put out so much crap these days and movies're so expensive, I seem to choose much more carefully. Unfortunately, this flik is heavy on the VFX, so I'll have to see it (eventually).

Great blog, by the way. :D

glomgold said...

Granted this film was nowhere near Terry Gilliam's best work, but it's really tough to find a movie that's as terrible as Van Helsing. Which, actually, was so damn bad we had a pretty fun time mocking it and ruining it for the rest of the audience. How many fucking "swinging ropes out of the middle of the sky" can one movie have??