The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tale of Tales (2016)

Starring: Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Hayley Carmichael, Bebe Cave, Jonah Lees
Director: Matteo Garrone

Three sort of intertwining stories set in a mid evil times.
A King sacrifices his life to a dark spell in order for the Queen to get pregnant. The virgin preparing of the potion also becomes pregnant and the two boys could be twins. The Queen will stop at nothing to have to the two boys not be in contact with one another.
A different King keeps a unique pet and raffles his daughter off in marriage for another person who can guess what it may be. An ogre wins the bet and takes the bride to his cliff dwellings where she must find a way to escape.
A yet another King is swooned by the song of a young girl, who is really an old lady under a magic spell. They are married and she must put up the disguise as long as possible.

My Take:
These are definitely dark fairly tales each with a unique path. The movie looks fantastic with it's sets and costumes. But the stories are cut together in a confusing manner for the viewer.

Rating: In the middle

Watched: Showtime

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