Critic Review - Washington Post

Unfortunately, this contemporary (at least, for the era) fairy tale, directed and co-written by Muppets creator Jim Henson, never sets a timely tone beyond the 1980s. It remains disappointingly tethered to yesteryear.

August 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Washington Post | Comments (4)
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Sam K.

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Sam K. on 06-23-2011 09:28 AM
I have to completely disagree. I was born 2 years after this movie was made, and didn't watch it until the mid 90's- it is a childhood favorite of most of my friends. It is also throroughly enjoyed by my sister's generation- she's 9 years younger than I, and didn't see this movie until around 2002.

It is definitely very "80's", but that just adds to the fun. The music is quirky, the characters are imaginitive, and David Bowie is scary and inriguing at the same time. A fairytale is a fairytale- and this one loses nothing, even a quarter of a century later.

Jun 23 - 09:28 AM

Breanna Simons

Breanna Simons

Would you like it more if they remastered it, and turned all the puppets into digital monsters? I miss the good ol' days when you could have something fun with puppets. Nowadays as long as there's a shit ton of CGI no one cares.

Aug 13 - 03:06 PM

Roy Hess

Roy Hess

Seriously? it with a child or two. The success of this movie helped give us Jennifer's later career.. oh and this one is rereleased frequently for a reason. people like it. Clueless.

Oct 8 - 07:31 PM

Bells B.

Bells B

Seriously!?! Yes the music & costumes are very 80's (the stepmother's shoulder pads are epic!), but what do you expect since it was made in the 80s!?! It is still an epic film and retains the magical quality that it had back when I watched it as a child. None of the current childrens films all full of CGI rubbish have even half the magical quality that this film has within it's first 5 minutes!

Apr 5 - 06:54 AM

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