Tag Archives: Fairy tale

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Maleficent strikes again

Angelina Jolie is one of the most elegant and charismatic actresses working in Hollywood, and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”, the sequel of “Maleficent” (2014), works as a vehicle for her undeniable star quality to some degree. Although the movie is … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tale as old as time…

This may sound contradictory to you, but the main highlights of “Beauty and the Beast”, another live action remake film from the Walt Disney Company, often feel like the weakest things in the movie. The movie is indeed enchanting and … Continue reading

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Tale of Tales (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Three bizarre fairy tales

“Tale of Tales” is one of the most visually impressive films I have ever watched during this year. Based on three stories from the 17th century fairy tale collection by Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile, the movie wields plenty of memorable … Continue reading

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Cinderella (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A straightforward fairy tale with charm and pluck

“Cinderella”, another adaptation of a famous fairy tale known well to most of us, takes a straightforward approach to its original story, and that is sort of refreshing to me after many revisional versions of fairy tales I encountered at … Continue reading

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Maleficent (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : She had a reason to be a fairy in black

 Fairy tales in movies have been going through an interesting revisionist trend during recent years. “Enchanted”(2007) was an enjoyable clash between Disney fairy tale world and our real world, and its major delight came from how it deconstructed and then … Continue reading

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Blancanieves (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Snow White told through silent movie

 Spanish silent film “Blancanieves” is an enchanting work which will show you that silent film is always ready for embracing you if you give a chance. Inspired by one of the famous fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, the movie … Continue reading

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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : I wonder how these big guys reproduce

 To be frank with you, I had no particular expectation on “Jack the Giant Slayer”, the latest offering from the recent trend of ‘re-interpreting’ fairy tales/folklores into Hollywood blockbuster films. The results from this trend have been unsatisfying like “Mirror … Continue reading

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