THE BROTHERS GRIMM (2005 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

The Brothers Grimm has so much potential not realized that it hurts to watch it meander into mediocrity after its fairly good introductory scenes. The movie relies on a good special effects department to carry the story, but needs more than special effects to carry it. Several scenes, not related to the actual story, made it past editing and actually confuse rather than contribute to the strength of the script.

Storyline

Con-Artists Wilhelm Grimm (Matt Damon) and Jacob Grimm (Heath Ledger) are assigned a supernatural task that will require more than con-artistry to resolve.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Terry Gilliam for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Jonathan Gordon, Chris McGurk, Andrew Rona, John D. Schofield, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Young Will (Petr Ratimec), Mother Grimm (Barbora Lukesová), Sister Grimm (Anna Rust), Young Jacob (Jeremy Robson), Gendarme (Radim Kalvoda), Gendarme (Martin Hofmann), German War Veteran (Josef Pepa Nos), and Stable Boy (Harry Gilliam).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. There are better movies relating to childhood fairy tales like Mirror, Mirror  that serve a higher entertainment value.

Ben Meyers

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