26 August 2009 | presle
A visual representation of a classic story.
I absolutely love this movie. Though I have to say the bear? A little cheesy.
But in regards to how it's acted and how the story flows I find it completely loyal to the fairytale/folktale genre. I obsessively collect and read folktales and one thing that characterizes them is that there is very little superfluous information, like the movie they are just bare bones.
I first saw this movie when I was younger, and now as an adult I have to say I'm impressed with the fact that it retains it's integrity and stays true to the genre of folktales. The movie is really someone sitting around and telling you a story. There just happens to be people acting it out at the same time.
Visually it's gorgeous and if you really love folk or fairy tales I can guarantee you'll love this movie.