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, August 20, 2008
This review is from: Enchanted (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
I wanted to like this movie. I like fairy tales and happily every after. And it had a few good moments, but overall this movie grated on my nerves. Watching it made me tense and edgy for reasons I can't quite explain. The chipmunk, of course, was the highlight of the movie - and that's saying quite a bit.
There were moments of dialogue where I did like the characters, but I spent most of the movie cringing - especially when it came to the prince. I just couldn't handle his character - it was so very, very bad. And it wasn't so much the acting (though that was over-the-top, perhaps by design) but the script and the costumes and everything. And perhaps he was supposed to be annoying. The wicked witch was better in person than she was animated, but still felt like a two-dimensional character. Some of the supporting cast were better (the little girl, for one) but it simply didn't make up for what felt like a real lack of chemistry between most of the characters.
And even though I expected the story to be somewhat predictable, there were zero twists and turns to liven it up. Absolutely nothing original or interesting once you got past the 'falling into the real world' bit (which, admittedly, was big, but you need something near the finale - besides a scene that reeks of political correctness).
For a really good fairy tale movie, check out The Princess Bride and give this one a miss.
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