Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Witches

The Witches is a 1990 film based on a book by Roald Dahl. It's a comedy/horror movie with Anjelica Huston, but, despite her presence, we found it tedious and impossible to watch. It was not the least bit scary or amusing. Maybe if we had kids of a suitable age who might appreciate it? Maybe... I can't find a bad review online, and the movie was nominated for multiple awards and won some of them. I can't imagine what folks saw in it.


Moria says it "genuinely takes one aback with its gleeful malice". Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 100%. Roger Ebert says it
is an intriguing movie, ambitious and inventive, and almost worth seeing just for Anjelica Huston's obvious delight in playing a completely uncompromised villainess.
EW gives it an "A" and closes with this:
What emerged from the combination of these divergent gifts is utterly magical: a film that appeals to both young and old without condescending to either. The wit is highly sophisticated, but there's also action, suspense, adventure — to say nothing of the spectacular visual effects produced by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Don't miss Anjelica Huston's deliciously vile transformation from beauty to beast. And don't miss this film.


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    1. lol stormy, it seems everybody loved it except us. i haven't seen any mention of it online that wasn't positive.