3/30/2007

Movie Review: Happily N'ever After

CG movies have been pretty good as of late-- Shrek, Cars, Monster House-- so good in fact that the CG movie industry needed a bad apple to average things out. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you that bad apple: Happily N'ever After.

For a kids movie, the humor is too smart alec-y and too self-conscious. The narrator, Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s character Rick, thinks he's a funny guy and he's telling a funny story, but in fact, he's annoying the viewer to no end. While the movie's premise has a lot of comic potential, a la Shrek, it just misses the boat. The "twists" it incorporates on fairy tales are just bland.

One more thing I will point out is the animation. The movie suffers from trying to be realistic while trying to have a stylized art direction. The result? Awkward scenes. Monster House was able pull off what Happily N'ever After wants to achieve.

Is there a happy ending in the movie? Absolutely. Unfortunately, it's not for the viewer.

Rating: 1.5/5

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