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Plot: In late 1967, a young orphaned boy goes to live with his loving grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered.
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When you hear the names Robert Zemeckis, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, you expect something visually engaging. These three names paired with Dahl’s work could have been something really special, but this is just another bland adaption. The more you compare it to both the source material and previous adaptions, it comes across as bland and missing the mark. The same could be said about the star-studded cast led by Hathaway and Octavia Spencer, with Stanley Tucci playing the forgettable hotel owner. This team really could have made something unique, but this is not it, witch.
– Chris dos Santos
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A lot was changed in this remake and I thought it would irk me. After about twenty minutes I thought I had been wrong, the opening had some originality and it seemed like something fresh. then they arrived at the Hotel and Anne Hathaway came on the scene like a wrecking ball. Any potential that this movie had was suffocated by Hathaways incredibly poor performance. Watch Anjelica Huston’s performance in the original and you will see the MASSIVE difference in ability. Hathaway’s performance is akin to an amateur impressionist. It feel more like an insult than an homage by Hathaway, she put zero effort or spirit into this character. Her accent is atrocious and her presence is almost nonexistent. Also the CGI already looks cheap, c’mon they had better puppets in the 80’s. All witches now have joker smiles and shark teeth? This could’ve really been a good movie and it is just marred by an extremely poor performance from the lead villain, an overuse of cheap effects, poor pacing, lack of originality in the second half and a horrendous ending. The only highlights of this movie are Octavia Spencer and Jahzir Bruno who do a fantastic job of filling and updating their roles. Unfortunately as most fans know, Jahzir spends the second half of the movie as a poorly CGI’d mouse. Leaving Octavia Spencer to carry the entirety of the movie from there on out almost seems like a cruel prank. Tucci is decent as is Codie Eastwick as Bruno but there characters are so poorly written and used they practically add nothing. The addition of a third mouse is also meaningless and changes nothing in the story. Ultimately this movie is a far worse version of the first one. They actually managed to tell less of the story, give characters less development, and have worse effects than a movie made over 30 years ago. Some of this may have been forgivable if they added any decent original concepts but again this is a poor retread with no added substance. Its disheartening to see so many big names attached to this film. Guillermo Del Toro should not put this on his IMBD page. Of course your children will like it, they like Peppa Pig.
Anne Hathaway is not the only one killing this movie
The Grand High Witch is killing it. but seriously, she’s terrible. From the start on, with the weird Chris Rock voice-over, this remake goes wrong wherever it can wrong. The acting is stiff, the focus is hardly on all the other witches, the CGI is not good. Even the housekeeping cart seems to come from the CGI box. Positive thing: Octavia Spencer is doing her best to be a genuine grandmother, and she succeeds, but that’s about it. OK, yes, I am a fan of the 1990 movie. Even though it wasn’t as close to the original story, I really can’t believe Roald Dahl would recognize his book in this mess. The first movie was gorgeous in it’s authenticity. It has folklore, it has an edge, it has a heart. This is Hollywood factory work and seems to want to be much more than it can deliver. It made me miss much more than the purple glow in the witches eyes. It made me want to just throw up like a witch who smells children. I’m not saying you shouldn’t watch it. I am sure that an entire generation who never grew up with the original will disagree, but to me, this is like cursing in a church. It’s horrible.
Again I ask…why?! Why God why?!?! These extra words are because my review is too short. How long does it need to be because there is nothing else to say about this basura. And just in case that is spanish for trash so if you do decide to watch it…you’ve been warned.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Director Robert Zemeckis
Writer Robert Zemeckis (screenplay by), Kenya Barris (screenplay by), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay by), Roald Dahl (based on the book by)
Actors Chris Rock, Jahzir Bruno, Octavia Spencer, Brian Bovell
Country USA, Mexico, UK
Awards 9 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Millennium DXL2, Panavision Primo 70 Lenses, Red Weapon Monstro, Panavision Primo 70 Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Creative Services, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)