Friday, 7 September 2012

The Witches (1990 movie)

Directed by: Nicholas Roeg
Released : 1990
Country: United Kingdom, United States

Plot synopsis

A boy accidentally finds himself in a meeting of witches, who hate kids and have a plan to destroy all the children of the world. Even after he has been turned into a mouse, the boy struggles to destroy the witches' plan...  (This movie is based on a novel by Roald Dahl)


Anjelica Huston as Miss Eva Ernst/ The Grand High Witch
Mai Zetterling as Helga Eveshim
Jasen Fisher as Luke Eveshim
Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Stringer
Bill Paterson as Mr. Jenkins
Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. Jenkins
Charlie Potter as Bruno Jenkins
Jane Horrocks as Miss Irvine
Anne Lambton as Woman in Black
My opinion

I really loved this film! Nice movie (but the Grand High Witch looks very scary!). However, I'd also like to say that I'm fan of the novel which the movie is based on, and this movie has several dissimilarities from the book (interestingly, the main character of the story gets named in the movie, while in the novel, the character is not named). There are also other points which I'd not mention since if I do, I'd be revealing too much of the plot. However, the dissimilarities does not hamper the movie in any way, and the movie is indeed very good. Excellent performances by Jasen Fisher and Mai Zetterling, and of course, Anjelica Huston. Overall, the film is a good family movie, has a nice cast, and is recommended. 

3.5 out of 5.

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