Written February 28, 2015
Not a huge fan of James Franco, but I did enjoy the movie. My 11 year old daughters enjoyed also, but It's a little intense for younger children. I think the best part of the movie was the humor.
Written December 22, 2014
I read a professional review before seeing the film. He didn't say much about the plot. I anticipated the major plot turns during the film; the writers were heavy handed with foreshadowing (I write plays but nothing produced yet). However, I would have been upset to have known them beforehand. They seemed so evident from the writing. That said, my husband did not expect most of them and he's usually good at predicting endings. My only other complaints are James Franco's speech, which sounds like Brando's a bit and is equally distracting, and the costumes of the three witches, which makes them stand out as modern from the story, other costumes, and general ambiance. Maybe Raimi wanted that? Anyway, now that I've gotten the poor stuff out of the way, everything else about the film from the opening to the ending create a world that hints at the original film warmly but not clumsily and tells a riveting tale with characters that all develop consistently with their roles. A new classic.
Written December 21, 2014
I was literally bored. I couldn't wait for this movie to be over. It just never got off the ground. I love James Franco typically, but he was so stiff in this movie. The jokes weren't funny, and the plot wasn't interesting. I had high expectations, and was totally disappointed.
Written December 26, 2014
My husband left there thinking he lost two hours of his life! What a waste of time. My 17 yr old daughter hated it also. It was such a let down. Movies just aren't what they used to be. I think Redbox will get most of our business.
Written January 25, 2015
Went with grandson had a great time. This is a good family movie. No bang bang shoot outs. No nudity, strong language. Slow in parts but, overall a very good movie for a change.