Penelope Review

I’m going to use this new format for my review taken from the people who do Unsheleved simply because it’s the best format for a subjective review I’ve seen. While I do use the star rating, anyone who’s look at my so-called ‘rating system’ will know it’s not based on hard numbers, but just what I feel is right.

The way the people at Unsheleved do it is simple and to the point, getting straight to the important bits. While I’m guessing it’ll take awhile for me to get use to, well, practice makes perfect. So the short and to the point will be above the cut, and other thoughts will be below.

Penelope is the story of a girl cursed with the nose of a pig trying to break her curse. The problem is, she has to find one of ‘her kind’ to accept her the way she is.

Why I picked this up: The trailers intrigued me, I like love stories.

Why I finished it: Penelope was a fabulous main character, full of sass, there were plently of amusing side characters, the character development was well done, and the movie honestly made me laugh.

Who I’d give this to: Fans of fairytales and children movies.

I was really surprised by this. Initially I pulled this out as I needed something to watch while I was detoxing from my trip from the ER. I was expecting some light hearted romp to kill the time.

What I wasn’t expecting was this to be incredibly well written with witty dialogue. It was a little over the top, and obviously a children’s movie, but still quite a bit of fun.

The main problem with this movie was it dragged a little in the middle, but once enduring that bit was over, it returns back to full force.

The character development in this is amazingly realistic and well-done. I don’t think I’ve seen a movie in a long time where it felt this natural, and lacked any  force. Things happened, and the characters changed to react to this.

The other surprise is that this movie is not really that predictable. The story is full of plot twists, and while it starts off as a love story, it ends as a coming of age story. I give kudos to this movie for sending the message that you don’t need love to find happiness, the power to be happy is within.

Also. Best insane mother ever.

I wish all children’s movie had this much thought put into them, the idea that kids aren’t stupid, and don’t need stupid fluff, but can handle a thought out sorta deep story.

Rating: I loved it/four stars out of five


Filed under Fantasy

2 responses to “Penelope Review

  1. PENELOPE!!! I haven’t watched it but I just LOVE that name! It sounds so… classic!

    I tend to like those over the top Disney movies, ’cause the acting is just too much (in a bad way and good way). I love me some corny over-reacting acting! While this may not be as corny as I would want it to be, I’ll check it out. =D

    I needed something to watch while I was detoxing from my trip from the ER

    I hope you get better soon.

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