Most of us are familiar with the Grimm brothers. Many of us grew up with their thrilling folk tales, such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Hansel and Gretel” and many others. Therefore, it was almost inevitable that one day a film would be made about these historical figures.Sure enough, on August 26, Miramax released “Brother’s Grimm” to theaters world-wide. Written by Ehren Kruger, “Brother’s Grimm,” tells the story of two brothers: Will and Jake Grimm. These sly young men are con artists, who travel from village to village pretending to perform exorcisms of witches and spirits, as well as to collect pieces of folklore.
All too soon, their names become known outside of these small communities. They are eventually discovered by Napoleon’s French government, who forces them to investigate a haunted forest. Their main quest, according to the French General is to find 11 young girls who have mysteriously vanished.
Perplexed and more than a little frightened, the brothers embark on a dangerous journey that will change their lives forever.
With the help of the village’s female trapper Angelika, whose own two sisters are amongst the missing girls, the Grimm brothers soon discover an old tower where the spirit of an ancient queen supposedly still lurks. The Grimm brothers must use the courage they took advantage of for so long to save the missing children, and to look after each other.
They learn to respect the value of family, friendship, and of course, love. The Grimm brother’s adventures in the forest eventually become the inspiration for the popular fairy tales known and loved today all over the world.
While “Brother’s Grimm,” directed by Terry Gilliam, may not be the greatest film of all time, Matt Damon (“The Bourne Identity), Heath Ledger (A Knight’s Tale”), Lena Headey (“The Cave”) and many others pull off spectacular performances.
Through original music by Dario Marianelli and breath-taking scenery, audiences will certainly experience a thrill with this historical fantasy adventure, which also includes a great deal of comedy as well.
For more information on the film, the actors and other members of the cast and crew, please visit this Web site: http://miramax.com/thebrothersgrimm.