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Plot: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.
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Did they make this up as they went along?
There have been some great films that were essentially written during filming. Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire” comes to mind, a visual & philosophical feast that was born out of 10 short poems. And of course the greatest comedy ever made, “This Is Spinal Tap” was basically improvised from start to finish. Here we have the opposite: a film which was probably carefully planned, but it feels like they’re making it up because, oh LORDY, some of the plot points are barely recognizable as sensible.
The story jumps around, presumably referencing different Grimm’s fairytales (wink, nod, move on) culminating in the worst story resolution I’ve ever seen since the Magical Mr. Mestopholes hopped on a giant tire and floated up to heaven. You’ve heard of the phrase “Deus ex machina”? Well, the Brothers Grimm takes that concept to the brink of Dumbass ex machina.
But that’s not my biggest gripe. My biggest gripe is that the great Terry Gilliam (“Brazil”, “The Fisher King”, “12 Monkeys”, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”) directs this movie obviously trying his best to be Tim Burton and forcing Matt Damon to do his best Johnny Depp, but really he should’ve stuck with what he’s good at: being Terry Gilliam.
I’ll explain. Terry Gilliam’s (good) movies are subtle; they breathe; they are drenched in sarcasm so deep that punchlines are not necessary. His violence is disturbing in a meaningful way, much like Tarantino does in films like “Pulp Fiction”, making us laugh at the horror not the slapstick. Here we get slapstick, but with gross stuff. Big difference. If this is indeed a “fairytale for adults”, then the adults for whom it’s intended are probably in need of a good fart joke to cap the night.
Everyone is trying too hard to be funny (with the exception of Heath Ledger who does a great job as the sole “straight man” in this barrage of silly). And Matt Damon, don’t get me wrong, is a great actor and very funny, but not in the straight faced Johnny Depp way that Gilliam was obviously coaching him to do.
The result is a weird mix of “The Three Stooges” and some hyper violent videogame, all played by a cast of great actors who should’ve really been allowed to be themselves rather than playing clowns. Add to the mix the aforementioned scotch taped plot, and you have yourself a bona fide waste of incredible talent.
Watch Tim Burton/Johnny Depp in “Sleepy Hollow” instead. I guarantee you that’s what Gilliam was trying hard to recreate, but there’s only so much you can do with a choppy, silly plot line like we have here. To any Terry Gilliam fans reading this, you might want to run away from this film. Let’s just sorta sweep it under the rug like it never happened, sort of like the Star Wars Christmas Special.
What a pile of junk
I just saw this on the telly and it was awful! What a terrible script, and a terrible story. The movie wanders all over the place. Heath Ledger was a very gifted actor, but here he just stumbles and mumbles all over the place, then to make it worse costuming and makeup give him a beard and nerdy eyeglasses. You can almost hear Damon say “how much stuff can you put on Ledger’s face so he doesn’t upstage me, since I’m the star of this picture. Plus, make sure my contract says I get 50% more lines than he does.” Here Damon is definitely the better actor of the two, but I believe that Ledger wasn’t given much to work with.
The actor who steals the show is, of course, Peter Stormare. A brilliant character actor if there ever was one, his presence on screen becomes a visual anchor that rescues the viewer from the meandering storyline that unfolds. Jonathan Pryce is normally one of my favorite actors, but I just can’t get past his awful french accent. So good in Brazil and Munchausen, so awful in TBG. I’m still scratching my head over that one.
That gingerbread man scene was bizarre, even for Gilliam. I don’t know who makes gingerbread out of mud, maybe Sara Lee. And a horse shooting spider webs out of its mouth? I don’t recall reading that story in any of the Grimm fairy tales. Besides, what kid gets up in the middle of a freezing cold night to comfort a horse? Overall the movie just didn’t make any sense, and you could easily get a headache trying to sort out what Gilliam is trying to say. It’s quite a boring film actually, most of the time the actors are standing around discussing what to do instead of actually doing it. This is definitely a talking film, and you’ll find yourself replaying Ledger’s mumbles five times in order to figure out what he’s saying.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Terry Gilliam
Writer Ehren Kruger
Actors Petr Ratimec, Barbora Lukesová, Anna Rust, Jeremy Robson
Country USA, Czech Republic, UK
Awards 4 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Dimension Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses, Technovision Cameras and Lenses, Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Barrandov Laboratore, Prague, Czech Republic, DeLuxe, London, UK (color), One Post, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,266 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm