Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Jan 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A musical that sends a baker and his wife into the woods where fairy tale characters live in order to find important items that Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella possess in order to give them to a witch who upon receiving the gifts will give them a child.
My Take on it –Over the years I’ve seen lots of movie musicals and my opinion of them have always had many ups and downs.
There are some musicals that I really really love and can watch over and over again like Fiddler on the Roof (1971), West Side Story (1961), The Sound of Music (1965) and Les Miserables (2012) (my favorite movie of 2012).
I guess this movie fits into the latter category as opposed to the former.
Since I don’t live anywhere near a place with a theater district, I’m not exposed to musicals so much and I actually never heard of this musical before I saw the movie.
I think the idea of mixing together numerous fairy tales is a clever one, but I think this story just overdoes it to a point where it’s just too much.
This movie just felt to me like it was trying too hard to be popular. The cats has lots of famous actors (some in very small parts) and the production was done with lots of grandeur just like Rob Marshall likes to do, but I’ve never been the biggest fan of his movies, so it didn’t surprise me that this movie didn’t speak to me at all.
In all honesty, I was pretty bored throughout.
This wasn’t for me, but I’m sure there are plenty of viewers out there who will enjoy this movie.
Bottom Line – I found this to be a very uninteresting musical despite the cute idea of mixing up a few fairy tales and their characters and creating a story revolved around them.
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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