Film Preview: The Witches (2020)

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Release Date:

October 22, 2020


From IMDb: “Based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 classic book ‘The Witches’, the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!”

Poster Rating: C+ / C

Review: (#1) A lot of people in this design and it looks mostly well set, but the lighting is off just enough in the background to make it all seem just a little overdone. (#2) Not far removed from the prior design, it uses four of the same figures with a less interesting background and a zoom in that’s not all that attractive.

Trailer Rating: C

Review: For anyone who saw the Anjelica Huston-led original, this film looks like an utter disappointment. What made the first adaptation of Raold Dahl’s clever book so special was its unique look and feel, yet this looks entirely derivative and never finds a way to make it seem like it can stand on its own.

Oscar Prospects:

The original film couldn’t even manage a Best Makeup nomination in spite of its stellar work in that department. This one looks to be more of the same, but the dearth of contenders this year might give it a boost.

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