ByJanna Dk MacDonald-Walsh, writer at
Both known and forgotten horror films of the 20th Century
Janna Dk MacDonald-Walsh

This Disney Christmas release has truly proven that not only has Disney gotten more creative over the years, but they are also taking risks with products that may require more of a mature audience. Whether anyone would like to admit it or not, many of Disney films have extreme violent undertones, as well as sexual ones, and this film does an amazing job of dealing with the situations of an adult nature. The story dips into several different Grimm Fairy Tales which include Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. One story that is somewhat original is the story about a baker and his wife and their inability to have a child due to the curse of a witch. All on the stories are intertwined with one another with the connection being the scary woods that surround the kingdom. What is interesting about this particular story is that after we are given the "Happily Ever After", it's by no means the end of the story, and nothing works out like it did in the original stories. Wonderful acting does not do the justice to the characters portrayals onscreen, particularly in regards to Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Emily Blunt (Baker's Wife), whom were both nominated for the upcoming Golden Globes. Highly recommended for those who like to see slight differences to older fairy tales, or for those who, much like myself, are curious to see what happened after the story supposedly ended.

PS: I do know this was based off a play, but I solely focused on the film aspect.


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