#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – As the story begins, an alliance of evil fairy tale-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land and take control of. But when Ella A.K.A. Cinderella realizes her own evil stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.
Plot: An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.
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Once upon a time, twelve years ago to be exact, a Canadian film studio by the name of Lionsgate was created. At the start their films went pretty much unnoticed. Starting in 2000 a wave of change came about. First was ‘American Psycho’, then ‘Monster’s Ball’ in 2001, followed by ‘Saw’, ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, ‘The Devil’s Rejects’, & ‘Crash’ in the years after. All those films became notable favorites of many. The year is now 2007, and Lionsgate has assembled a rather interesting collection of people to take part in their latest release. Animation designer of 1997’s ‘Pippi Longstocking’, Paul Boger is directing. ‘The Return of Jafar’s story creator Doug Langdale and ‘Ground Control’s writer Rob Moreland have been chosen to write. To bring the characters created to life, on board is ‘The Grudge’s Sarah Michelle Gellar, ‘Scooby-Doo’s Freddy Prinze Jr., & once alien obliterating, Sigourney Weaver. Together with numerous others, they have created the atrocity of a film with the truthful title ‘Happily N’Ever’.
The Wizard of Fairy Tale Land, played by George Carlin, is going on vacation. That leaves his assistants Mambo and Munk, played by Andy Dick and Wallace Shawn in charge. It’s now their duty to keep the balance of good and evil. This means making sure all stories go according to planned; each getting their happy ending. Everything is okay until Sigourney Weaver’s character, Frieda, Cinderella’s evil step-mother, finds out about the Wizard’s absence and easily takes over. The kingdom is now in shambles with evil now holding power. Cinderella, played by Sarah Michelle sets out with Mambo and Monk in search of Prince Charming hoping that he’ll be able to save the day. Rick, the dishwasher of the Prince, feels this is a waste of time. His plan is for him, Cinderella, Mambo, & Monk to take out Frieda themselves, which the others disagree with. Either way, the fact remains that she must be stopped, and soon.
If this had been released in 2001, the idea of it might be more appealing. Unfortunately, since it didn’t, it’s almost impossible not to compare with ‘Shrek’. Once again fairy tale icons have been synced together for a CGI film. Only this time, they’re aren’t as much fun to watch. I’ll confess, the introduction fooled me. It made me think that it would end up being okay. Thirty-one minutes in, I was completely frustrated. I wanted it to end right then and there. This is actually fitting though considering a line Will gives at the end of the intro. He states, “I’m sorry to tell you, but it only gets worse from here.” How sad it is that I didn’t pay any attention to his warning.
The kinks in the characters really make the difference here. Cinderella isn’t able to stray from believing the Prince is her one true love. She doesn’t end up opening her eyes to what is right in front of her until the very end. This ends up making her seem dimwitted, and as a result, makes us never really care about her. Then Rumpelstiltskin, played by Michael McShane, ends up slowly turning good once evil is in favor and lets him to get the baby he sought after. This change ends up affecting his fairy tale. Instead of being dragged into the earth by rage, he ends up staying and helps care for the child. This was only done for the film because he becomes somewhat likable. So of course in the end, they can’t simply dispose of him like in the actual story. I guess anyone can now re-write one of the Brother’s Grimm’s classic tales.
Above all other imperfections displayed, repetitiveness is honestly the worst of them all. Over and over and over and over and over mostly from Frieda, is the idea that nothing is going to end happy said. Sometimes it’s re-worded, sometimes it’s not. I would think that title of the film gave that away. Even having Frieda shout it once would be okay, but no. They had to have her say it until it almost loses its meaning. It does succeed in making you want the happy ending to happen even more though. If that’s even important at all at that point It does try, I’ll give it that, but it’s nowhere near as clever as ‘Shrek’. I must say though, I did like the seven dwarfs. The twist on them is nice. With that I must also say, they single-handedly can’t save ‘Happily N’Ever After’. I urge you, avoid seeing it. Don’t even rent it when it becomes available on DVD. Just walk away and never turn back.
Fun and Underrated!
It’s up to Cinderella and Rick to save the day by taking on her power-hungry stepmother, Frieda. By this time, the two will have to do it without Prince Charming as they join forces with an unlikely army of dwarfs, fairies, and the Wizard’s bumbling assistants, Mambo and Munk. Your favorite fairy tales are turned upside down in this funny, fast-paced adventure.
By this time, you might be thinking why they would waste their time making movies like this. By this time, you would wonder why anyone would even waste their time watching this movie. By this time, I want to see a bad movie to judge it for myself and you should too because this film is actually decent.
Yeah, this movie is very similar to the Shrek movies (FYI: Same producers as Shrek). Still, this movie manages to give out some good laughs with the clever dialogs and jokes. This whole idea is great and I was looking forward to it. I expected more creativity and imagination from this but it fell short but not too long.
The jokes ranges from laugh out loud funny to so unfunny, which is both encouraging and depressing, I suppose. I’m surprised I laughed out loud a lot of times. The animation surprisingly good. But I felt the movie was about an hour too long. I think it would’ve been better if it was made for television instead of being made into a movie.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have great chemistry, even on screen! I want to give out a rant: Patrick Warburton needs to stop voicing in animated movies! I’m really tired of his voice from countless animation films. And Sigourney Weaver was good in her sinister and evil role.
Although this film was an hour too long, I guess it was a decent animated film. It has some really funny jokes and some really bad ones, along the way. If you don’t want to see it, be my guest. I really don’t care what you do but for me, I enjoyed it. Oh, and did I mention that I liked the moral?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 15 min (75 min), 1 hr 27 min (87 min) (USA)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Paul Bolger, Yvette Kaplan, Greg Tiernan, Dino Athanassiou
Writer Robert Moreland, Doug Langdale (additional writing), Andre Sikojev (based on a story idea by)
Actors George Carlin, John DiMaggio, Andy Dick, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Country USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Vanguard Films Production, BFC Berliner Film Companie, BAF Berlin Animation Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital EX
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, E-Film, Burbank (CA), USA, EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,405 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm