Happily N’Ever After is another attempt to mess up with various classic fairy tales in a form of 3-D animation film. The movie is created by the same team which brought you Shrek franchise. Well, I guess only the story of green ogre turned hero is enough for mixing up with the fairy tales as the story is lame and totally unreasonable in this film. Set in the fairy-tale land, when the wizard who looks after the balance of good and evil for all fairy tales goes on vacation, leaving all the fate of the land to his reckless servants. The villain step-mother of Cinderella accidentally acquires a wizardry stick and turns all fairy tales upside down. Ella (the girl formally known as Cinderella) and Rick, the dish-washer in the castle and an unlikely hero of the story, have to team up with the wizard’s servants to save the day.
The character design in this film is lame and boring. Even worse is the plot and storyline. Well, even though the story is made up, it’s possible to be more reasonable. How come the evil step-mother could end up getting hold of the great wizard stuff? The room of the wizard is at the top of Prince Charming‘s castle? and nobody knows? Oh, come on. Whose idea is that? The voice cast of Hollywood’s big names such as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Sigourney Weaver couldn’t help the film much. It’s useless and totally a waste of their talents.
All in all, the film might be enjoyable for some younger audiences if their parents could bear the violence depicted by the villains and heroes alike.
1 Stars out of 5 – Stay away from the film unless you have nothing to do. Like the title of the film says, it’s indeed happily never after.