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Negative Brothers Grimm Review Pops Up

Published August 15, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Dimension
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The Brothers Grimm could possibly be one of those films that is going to break a lot of movie geeks hearts. Directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, this film had all of the proper elements to make it one of the coolest movies of the year. Unfortunately, The Brothers Grimm soon had its release date pushed back, then pushed back again, then pushed back again, and then it got pushed forward. With so many changes to the release date you can't help wonder what is going on with a film where the premise alone should send people flying to the theatres on opening weekend.

At first our fears had resided when the teaser trailer looked up to par and a couple positive reviews popped up online. Things were looking good for The Brothers Grimm, until this baby popped up...

Early The Brothers Grimm Review

The good people over at AICN have recently received a report on The Brothers Grimm from your average moviegoer who was 'lucky' enough to catch the film early. What did he have to say about the film? Well, just check out the snippet below:

Possibly the greatest disappointment Iíve suffered this summer, or hell even this year, was sitting through a Terry Gilliam movie that didnít tickle my geek sensibilities one bit. I love Gilliam. Love him. He is a certifiable madman, cursed, touched, nay Ė blessed Ė with a set of eyes that cause him to view our world in a way that no one else does. His stories are always beautifully strange, drenched in irony, parody and just enough truth for us to buy into his fantastic worlds. Gilliamís worst films are repeatedly watchable and his best are legendary films that sit atop pedestals in the geek pantheon.

But the movie is never really terribly bad. Each annoying or misspent moment is equaled with something moderately amusing or slightly cool. It is, after all, a Gilliam film and he is good enough, even with this, arguably his worst film, to add his touches that make it pleasurable, if only for a brief moment here and there.

Though this review of The Brothers Grimm begins by slamming the film, there are a few quotes that spell a ray of hope. Considering that this person claims that this film is re-watchable has got to mean something. To check out the whole review for The Brothers Grimm, head over to AICN.

The Brothers Grimm comes to theatres on August 26th.

For the trailers, movie clips, movie stills, and synopsis, go to The Brothers Grimm Movie Page.

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