By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Dimension Films
The Brothers Grimm
Though Terry Gilliam's The
Brothers Grimm hasn't had the best start with early reviews,
the latest post is, well, ok. Though it does mention some very low budget
special effects in the latter half of the film, the review gives its praise
on the characters and the story [but not the ending].
Brothers Grimm Movie Review
Quint over at AICN
has recently posted his early review for The Brothers Grimm starring
Matt Damon and Heath
Ledger. One of the great things about the latest review is that it really
dives in on the goods and bads to this latest Gilliam project without letting
slip any spoilers. Check out a snippet below:
The strengths of the film are Gilliam's work with a great cast, the amazing production design and Gilliam's trademarked weirdness on display throughout the movie. The weaknesses are some really terrible "pull you out of the movie" CG effects and an ending that doesn't make any sense with what is set up and seems to just be there to give it a happy ending, the lapse in logic be damned! There are also moments throughout that show weakness in Ehren Kruger's script, but he's got a strong enough subject that I found them easy enough to overlook.
That's about it. Go support Gilliam this weekend, but brace yourself for a flawed movie that has enough Gilliam in it to make your ticket purchase not feel like charity.
For the entire review on The Brothers Grimm
head over to AintitCool.
Even with the reviews that claim the film to be 'flawed', The Brothers
Grimm still looks to be one of those rare films that deserve a theatre
The Brothers Grimm comes to theatres this Friday, August 26th.