Avengers Grimm full movie review - My new personal favorite princess action movie!
Avengers Grimmis one of the best action princess movie of the year. It begins during a fierce war happening between good and evil in the kingdom.
The evil Rumpelstiltskin needs an unwilling Snow White to open up a portal leading to the real world. His plan is to use his powers in the real world to take it over. Snow White has no option due to his threats and she opens the portal. When she tries to stop Rumpelstiltskin, he drags her with him through the portal. Wolf and Red who have their own personal battle going on also go through the portal. Once the other princesses, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, find out what happened they have to go find Snow White and kill Rumpelstiltskin in order to end the war and stop his plan for world domination.
In the first ten minutes of the film the entire story is set up very well and all the characters that are critical to the story are introduced. The visual effects, acting, conflict, and watching the princesses kick some serious ass, will have your engaged in the film and all the way till the last second. The cinematography stands out above the rest and Jeremy had nothing but praise for his Cinematographer John Defazio. Jeremy shared that when he demanded specific shots that John always accomplished it and numerous times improved the shot.
Regarding the cast, Jeremy was very fortunate to work with the exquisite princesses that made up Team Unicorn, Rileah Vanderbilt (Rapunzel), MilynnSarley (Cinderella), Lauren Parkinson (Snow White), Marah Fairclough (Sleeping Beauty), Elizabeth Peterson (Red)and Casper Van Dien did an outstanding job as Rumpelstiltskin. They all brought a more exciting fairytale character to life and personally I'd say much better than the ones we knew when growing up. An additional character that significantly increases the entertainment value is Iron John that was played the one and only Lou Ferrigno. Who at one point revisits his Hulk days and wears body paint.
When Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty find Snow White in the real world, Snow White has already adapted to modern life and styles. Snow White has to get the princesses accustomed to the current times so they blend in.Meanwhile, Rumpelstiltskin's plan of taking over the world is in full swing and he already has the police force under his control.
The movie does an excellent job at maintaining and increasing the conflict. There are well placed roadblocks in the story as Rumpelstiltskin consistently ramps things up and conjures up bigger and more dangerous creatures to stop the princesses. That results in thrilling battles that the princesses endure. When they get within striking distance to take out Rumpelstiltskin, the action intensifies and there are well-choreographed fight scenes that alone make the film worth watching.
All the fights scenes took a lot of time and careful preparation. Jeremy shared that during preproduction, him and stunt choreographer Daniel Hernandez had discussions about how each character fights including stance, style and attitude. Then Daniel along with his team built a lot of depth into the action during the filming. Daniel and them are a highly regarded stunt coordinating team and have worked on numerous films,one recently being John Wick which stars Keanu Reeves. During the climatic fights Daniel brought in stunt woman Heidi Moneymaker (who doubled for Scarlet Johansson in The Avengers) and Heidi's expertise resulted in some incredible fight scenes.
Throughout all the fights, action, drama, and fun scenes, the emotions are enhanced by the score which was composed by Chris Ridenhour. Jeremy commented that Chris nailed the tone through every moment, which kept the movie moving along at a brisk pace.
Just as the movie began during wartime in the kingdom, now there is a war on the streets in the real world. To stop Rumpelstiltskin, each princess has to take on their own battle and if any of them fail, Rumpelstiltskin will dominate both worlds. Defeating him will include personal sacrifices.
The movie flies by because from start to finish the princesses, evil creatures, thugs, and power hungry Rumpelstiltskin will keep you engaged and highly entertained.With so much going on, Avengers Grimm can be re-watched multiple times and you may catch details you missed the first time around. The only possibility to make the fans happier would be a sequel.
review by bmovienation