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(Film Review) The Brothers Grimm

Well, less of a review and more of a statement of personal feeling.

The Brothers Grimm is possibly one of the worst films I've seen in a very long time. I know it got slated by critics as well as many of my friends when it came out at teh cinema but I wanted to see it as I am a big fan of Terry Gilliams work (especially Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen).

Big mistake.

I'm not sure if I can say anything redeeming about it at all.

The script was in the most part dreadful, as was the acting, and even the set designs and special effects were found wanting in my opinion.

I guess my redemption can be that I didn't pay much for it on ex-rental DVD and I should be able to make a few quid of that back when I put it up for sale on ebay or somewhere.

School Report: E (and that's probably being generous)

(EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I actually ended up fast forwarding through various bits of it. Yes, I felt it was 'that' good...)

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wyrdo
May. 6th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
That's really disappointing. I would have watched the movie for all the reasons you listed. Damn.
angusabranson
May. 6th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
If you want I can send you up the DVD for free so you can have a look and make your own mind up.

I'd suggest doing that, or borrowing a copy off someone, as opposed to actually paying money to rent/buy it.

If interested drop me an email with your address and I'll pop it in the post to you on Monday.
vilenspotens
May. 6th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
but, but...
Unlucky sliced kitten!!!!!!


Ok, so it was the only good bit...
snesgirl
May. 6th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
see...
you cna't say you weren't warened!
angusabranson
May. 6th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Re: see...
oh I know. It's even worse when you consider I went into the film with really low expectations. When I do that I'm usually pleasently surprised (ala Crow 2: City of Angels). Not this time though...
sticklebrick
May. 7th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
ha yes
you hooked me up with snesgirl because of that film - we went to see it seperately but both thought it was dire. argh.
hareb_sarap
May. 6th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
It reminded me of a very bad WFRP game.
redtint
May. 7th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Being a Gilliam fan I went and watched the movie at the theater on it's release date. Haven't had the urge to ever see it again.

I mean there were parts that started to look like they may be good for a second or two and then blah. It was that over and over again.
twicedead
May. 7th, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed it. I just let go and absorbed the madness, I feel the frisson of Gilliam vs Miramax probably added to my enjoyment. Doesn't mean I think it as a particularly great film.

Though I expect Mr Gilliam to return to form with Tideland.
adrian_gosling
May. 7th, 2006 09:42 am (UTC)
I went to the cinema to see this... errr "film".
By a third of the way through, I wanted to leave, it was that bad.
At least you had the option of "fast forwarding" :-P
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