Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fairytales Reinvented

I once posted the gruesome truths behind our favourite childhood fairytales, read post here. And this time, im back once again to talk about them. Have you all seen the latest creative directions that directors have taken our fairytales? Popular tv series, Once Upon a Time and Grimm's spin on our childhood favourites has gotten the audience excited and in 2012, we were treated to the other side of Snow White with Snow White and the Huntsmen. So with all the current rage on wildly twisted fairytales, its no surprise that directors have taken the twisting of fairytales to new stories that now includes Jack and the Beanstalk and Hansel and Gretel.
Movies that strips the stories of its childlike innocence and morals.
Jack and the Beanstalk summarized is about Jack who was too poor and had to sell his cow to buy food but met a man who offered to exchanged his cow for magic beans. The beans sprouted into a giant beanstalk which led Jack to a giant's house where he stole their goose that laid golden eggs and later chopped down the beanstalk, thus killing the giant who was chasing him.
Here is the new take on Jack and the Beanstalk
Hansel and Gretel is about a pair of siblings who got lost in the woods and reached a house made of candy. When they took bits of candy from the house to eat, they realised that the owner turned into a witch who wanted to eat them up. Long story short, they managed to push her into the pot of boiling water and survived.
And this is what happened when Hansel and Gretel grew up
I am so so excited to watch these films as i love having new perspectives on fairytales. I was so intrigued when i learnt about Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Little Mermaid previously so can you imagine how curious i am to watch these? Especially since Hansel and Gretel will be out soon. This month if im not wrong.
 So..did i spoiled your fairytales once more?
Till then.

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