I went to see The Brothers Grimm this afternoon with my dad. Actually, I think this is one of the few occasions where I've seen a movie on its opening day. The first thing that attracted me to this movie was its director, Terry Gilliam. I'm a fan of Monty Python (Britain's given us a lot of comedy, eh) and was interested in a film directed by him. Needless to say, it was a mixture of fulfillment and disappointment.
The special effects were quite good. I wasn't impressed, as they were nothing innovative, but they were also not cheesy, save for one effect. At the end of the movie, the evil queen is destroyed by shattering her magic mirror. This has the effect of destroying her tower as well as herself. Just as the mirror shattered, so she shatters into several thousand glass fragments. Watching Monica Bellucci's face split like that was very weird and definitely cheesy.
As my dad remarked, Heath Ledger looked unbelievably different. Hair died black and cut short for the part of Jakob Grimm, I didn't even recognize him. He played the part pretty well. Both Brothers Grimm worked nicely together, and I think…