We like fairy tales, don’t we? And don’t we like all things witchy and warlocky, too? Well, yes and no. I can’t decide if this is laugh-out-loud bad or just bad. It seems that this could have had more appeal as a PG-13… but maybe not.
Bits and pieces of this are truly funny… but this is not really a comedy. It feels more like a family drama. Now… is that such a bad thing? Granted, it won’t have you laughing the way you expect, but you might find some worthwhile themes here.
Schwartzie is back. Are we thrilled? Well, this is kind of no-harm, no-foul entertainment. It’s not high art, but it’s not pure trash, either. And you know what? Arnold’s foray into politics has actually helped him learn how to act! Sort of.
I’ve always enjoyed Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg. But the experience of watching this film is like an epic jigsaw puzzle fail. It’s confusing… and while that may be intentional, the effect is not at all satisfying. Are you up for frustration? I’m not.
There are a lot of pieces here that could add up to something significant… but the over-the-top characterizations undermine what’s going on here. Did Marlon Wayans drop in to help direct? Split personalities don’t make for a very great experience.
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