I found myself watching this film with the family over the weekend and almost gave up on it, as I am not found of remakes or mash ups.
At first, I thought someone had been playing around with some idea of artistic licence, distorting the original story. Usually this means it will bear little if any resemblance to the classic fairy-tale.
What I didn’t realise, was that they had been doing that, but with two well-known classics, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.
The cast of Come Away seemed to be a bit of an experiment too, and the more I watched, the more I wished I were somewhere else. Watching Angelina Jolie’s face, I had the feeling she did too.
In all fairness to the producer, the storyline isn’t bad, if a little predictable, but the lack of any decent magic was unfortunate, if inexcusable.
There was the occasional light sprinkling of fairy dust, but this does not a fairy-tale make. Tinkerbell was actually represented by a tiny golden bell. Need I say more?
A disappointingly tragic story that I am sorry I watched…
I wonder what you made of it?