I honestly did not expect this movie to be so goddamned entertaining.
Huh. And I’ve heard other critics have been taking it behind the woodshed.
Anybody else thinking somebody new is ripping off Bill Willingham? This isn’t the case, but I keep imagining this is the start of a trilogy, ending with Jack killing the Big Bad Wolf and banging Snow White, Cinderella, and other fairy tale princesses.
My thought was “Apparently Fabletown wasn’t able to suppress this one.”
Everything involving fairy tales in the last decade is accused of ripping off Bill Willingham.
Bill Willingham’s work itself rips off a number of much older works.
Without a modern day setting, I’m not really sure what about this made you think of Fabletown.
Fakefaux . . . before Jack of Fables, there was a two-part arc in Fables where Jack sought to make himself the most powerful Fable of all. The method: become a movie exec and put out a movie trilogy with him as the hero. Hence the banging of princesses in my first post. The first movie would’ve involved Jack’s adventure with the beanstalk. That’s why my mind went seeing commercials for this movie.
I’ve barely enjoyed anything by Bill Willingham anyway, so I have no strong feelings one way or the other. Tonally, his work is just so…bland and boring.
I see people around here were thinking the exact same thing as me, when I saw the title.
Turns out Ewan McGregor playing Kenneth Brannagh playing a swashbuckling supporting hero is a lot of fun. And who doesn’t love King Al Swearingen?
Wait, Ian McShane is the king? Fuck, now this became the next movie I see instead of one I may see if I was bored, and my date wasn’t picky.
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