Watched with the Lady, Z, and MB from work. Jolly!
Very cute, Halloween romantic fluff. Kind of makes up its own rules about witchcraft, but I’m game - whatever you say movie. Over before I knew it. There’s not really a bad guy or a climax... it just kind of moves along and then ends. Pleasant. Fairly stress free outside of some embarrassing situations.
This is an odd duck. This movie would not work if not for the excellent direction of Gore Verbinski. That's for sure.
So what works? The lore of this movie is fantastic and unrolls perfectly. It continuously kept me interested to see what we'd find out next.
But, like "Dark City" or "The Woods", we finally reach the climax of the film and the tone TOTALLY changes. The payoff does not match the mystery that came before. The answers to…