ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
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Matthew Chapman

A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

The thing that attracted me to this movie was the cast.

Which turned out to be pretty much the only good things about it!

Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, James Corden and Emily Blunt were awesome but also some of the stars in the little roles, like Christine Baranski and Tracey Ullman, were equally as entertaining as the big names.

The movie is an interesting with a darker look at the fairy tales everyone knows, some entertaining jokes and songs as well as nice looking costumes and the sets.

While it was entertaining in the first half, it got to a point just past the halfway mark, where it started to get less entertaining and borderline boring.

I’ve watched it once; don’t see the need to watch it ever again.


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