DVD Review: Brothers Grimm

by Hammurabi Zing

Grimm indeed is what I would call this flick! A cinematic grab-bag of fairy tales with elements of all the classics and the plot of none of them, Brothers Grimm failed where many had succeeded. It had a great director in Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Time Bandits, Twelve Monkeys), great lead actors in Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, and zany humor guaranteed to tickle whatever part of your body makes you giggle like a toddler. The problem? The plot was as predictable as an episode of Friends, and the characters were as deep as Paris Hilton's sense of shame (that's two pop culture jokes in one sentence). I give it only one and a half trash cans because it did give me a few chuckles, and it had some original takes on fairy tales. In the end, I'd say that I don't want my money back, but I won't volunteer any more of it.

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