Fairy tales are awesome! They are enchanting and memorable to little boys and girls. Plus there is always a moral to the story.
Movie producers probably agree with my sentiments on the greatness of fairy tales. That is why they have been remaking so many of the more popular fairy tales to entice moviegoers lately. However, instead of keeping the fairy tales sweet and magical, they have been trying to turn the stories into something much darker. But if you ask me, I would say that they should just leave the fairy tales alone.
So far I have seen three of the fairy tales have been remade to appeal to the adult audience. The movies are Red Riding Hood starring Amanda Seyfried, Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp, and Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart. All three movies were total let downs. The trailers were all very enticing. Therefore, I had high expectations for each of the previously mentioned movies. Unfortunately, when it came to actually sitting down to watch the movies in their entirety, I was left rather disappointed.
I had really high hopes for Snow White and the Huntsman since I have always been a huge fan of actress Charlize Theron. As usual, Charlize Theron was beautiful in her role, and her acting was the movie’s greatest strength. Kristen Stewart, on the other hand, was not very convincing in her role. But the thing that I disliked most about the movie was that there was not much effort put into developing the main characters.
After watching three failed attempts of turning fairy tales into something darker, I have decided to give up on watching any future attempts. I will just simply return to watching Disney movies whenever I feel the need to revisit an old fairy tale story.