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Enchanted [review]

November 27, 2007

Disney has launched another fairytale story, this time, with a modern twist.

enchanted poster

It starts in animation mode, where a girl named Giselle (Amy Adams) is going to get married to Prince Edward (James Marsden). Naturally, the evil witch, Narissa (Edward’s stepmother, it’s always steps πŸ˜‰ ) wanted to prevent this because Giselle will take her place as Queen in the land of Andalasia.

Evil witch tricks Giselle and sent her hurling into a waterfall, and emerged from a sewer in the middle of New York. Giselle is confused to this new environment and was lost until she was founded by Robert (Patrick Demsey) and his daughter.

giselle

They took her in and soon Giselle got used to the new world. Edward found out and followed her into the human world as well to save her, so did Pip, Giselle’s chipmunk friend. (who could talk in the cartoon realm). Narissa sent her right hand man (Timothy Spall) to persuade Giselle to eat a poison apple and kill her before Edward got to her. (He has a crush on Narissa, so would do her bidding at once)

After a series of unfortunate and hilarious events, Narissa got fustrated that Giselle wasn’t dead yet and that Edward had found her. So, she took matter into her own hands and crossed over to New York as well to wreck the ball.

enchanted

Narissa dressed up as an evil elderly woman and tricked Giselle into eating an apple. Giselle fell into a deep sleep, and the curse can only be reversed by her lover’s kiss (duh) before the strike of twelve. Edward failed to wake her up, it was Robert who held her in her arms when she awoke.

Narissa was angered and turned into a dragon. She captured Robert and climbed up onto a skyscraper, wanting to kill him, turning him into the ‘damsel’ in distress. Giselle and Pip struggled to save him, and it was a nibble on the dragon’s ear by Pip that sent Narcissa falling into the grounds below. (can’t she fly?!)

Day was saved. Giselle and Robert eventually married in the end and Giselle started her own business, making clothes for children, helped by animals.

As for Edward, he escaped to Andalasia with Robert’s future wife, and they too got married and lived happily ever after.

I like this movie. It’s so heartwarming and stupid and hilarious at the same time. It’s Snow White (the ability to call animals and poison apples) + Cinderella (steps and doing housework) + Sleeping Beauty (dragon and long slumber) + a little essense of King Kong (climbing onto a tall tower). πŸ˜„

The most disgusting part in the movie has to be when cockroaches were licking and cleaning the bathtub at Giselle’s will. That was disturbing.

It was fun to watch McDreamy (Patrick Demsey) doing something else than his usual Grey Anatomy stuff. And James Marsden as well, he was great on Hairspray, and playing the dopy prince here. I was shocked to see Timothy Spall, he’s always Peter Pettigrew from Harry Potter in my mind. Amy Adams has a wonderful voice. Pity Patrick Demsey didn’t sing. πŸ˜€

A great movie for the holidays. And they lived happily ever after. πŸ™‚

The end.

Rating: * * * * / 5

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One comment

  1. Ahh i want to watch this movie so bad!



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