Now back to Fairy Tales they seem to be on the rise whether they be movies
Today I'm going to look at 3 different movies(you already know witch ones) witch represent 3 different approaches to fairy tales movies adaptations.
So let's start with the prequel of these movies:
**Oz the Great and Powerful**
The land of Oz is not stranger to adaptations or re-imagining for instance last year we'd Dorothy and the Witches of Oz and no I haven't seen it yet.
Like I before this movie is a prequel to the original Wizard of Oz so it tells the story of the wizard.
|Brotherhood of Oz|
The movie is full of tributes to original Wizard of Oz from 1939 from the opening scene which is in black and white until he reaches Oz this was good tribute.Another homage to the original is the gift scene.
The only thing that I don't like about the movie is the main character he is such a douchebag.
In one scene one the the witches tries to convince the other one that Wizard did the same dance with her (if you know what I mean) and I can't tell if she's lying or not so yeah he's that bad.
Towards the end he begins to be more likeable and in my mind he was kinda bad in the original I mean sending Dorothy in harm's way ? really .
And speaking of the witches let's talk about them for a bit.
|that's a f***ing tear how come she didn't get burned|
Her sister Evanora the Wicked Witch of the East tricked Theodora into becoming evil and she was unaware that Evanora was the evil one.
You that the witches of this world can only be killed with water well Theodora after learning that the wizard lied to her starts crying and her tears burn her skin.
Dear god I feel so sorry for her it's so tragic that she become bad she started like a good person and it's all the Wizard's fault.
Overall this is a pretty enjoyable movie the action is good ,the story is okay and the special effects look great.They give the sensation that this is a magical land so in my humble opinion it's used well.
Now let's move on with a adaptation of a fairy tale:
**Jack The Giant Slayer**
So the movie focuses on Jack (as execpted) and his encounter with the giants which have been known to the world (well at least to Albion) for a couple of years now and we also get an explanation for the beans.
The movie is an adventure plain and simple it moves kinda fast at times but that's okay for me.
|Elmont,Isabelle and Jack|
Like I said the story focuses Jack and Isabelle as well she is similar to Jack in many ways but very different for obvious reasons.
Our main characters are ALL LIKABLE sure they might be all bland but I rather have them bland than douchey.
The villains on the other hand are unlikable but that's to be expected since this is a fairy tale.
Accidentally there 2 types of villains in this movie humans and giants.
The giants themselves are just giant people they don't differ too much from each maybe just one is different the 2 headed one and no only 1 head has personality the other one is just for show.
Also why does the leader have 2 heads how did this happen ?
There also a giant called Fumm like famous giant line "fee fi fo fum" that's kinda smart also he's Chinese for the looks of it and I'll stop right there.
If the CGI is bad in this I don't want to see that movie
Also Jack predates Attack on Titan with about 300 years so yeah it's a total rip-off.
**Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters**
These guys killed their 1st witch when they where still kids so yeah it makes sense for them to become witch hunters imagine the legend:" see those two they been killing witches since childhood the best of the best".
The movie does reenact the fairy tales in the begging but that's mostly to show the audience the original story but they do skip some parts of the story like the breadcrumbs part but since they had to do it really fast I cant fault then for that.
If you liked him in The Avengers you will like here,he has basically the same.
The plot is pretty basic Hansel and Gretel are called into a town that has witch problems in order to do what they do best kill witches( last Marvel reference I promise)
The witches are half and half sometimes they looks really unique but other times they are the most stereotypical witches that you can imagine also they have more power than regular witches and they fight using their fists.
I have nothing more to say about this it's okay the fight scenes are good ,the special effects are great and they story is kinda good.
And to make matters worse they cut back between those 2 so we get to Hansel having fun but then we cut Gretel beaten and in pain.BTW she is saved before they rape her and god for it.
Another things that bothers me is that witches can't use magic on each which is kinda stupid have you seen Harry Potter ?
In the end all I have to say is go watch it's okay also watch out for rip-off because this movie has plenty of rip-offs.
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