Scarlet’s Witch (2014) – By Loida Garcia

In the style of a fairy tale “Scarlet’s Witch” draws us into the story of a young misfit girl who’s sole friendship with a witch in the woods is tested as she grows up into a young adult.   

The quality of the look of the film is just a degree or two below that of movie theater quality.  This alone is a wonderful achievement.  From the beginning we are drawn into this story in the same way we were drawn into the stories we heard as a child.  At times this film reminds me of Maleficent, in all of the good ways.  The casting was perfect for every character and they all did a fantastic job.  I adored the storytelling aspect of it tremendously!  As well as the many twists and turns the story took.

The screenwriter for this film managed to not only stay true to the feel of traditional fairy tales like those written by Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, but they also managed to incorporate it into our world today flawlessly.  Being a lover of such stories I was beyond geeked to watch this film!

The interactions between the witch and Scarlet is rather amusing.  The witch’s way of talking is exactly what you would think of a fairy tale witch while Scarlet’s responses are very modern and not as naive as other characters would have been in her position (and at her age).  It’s somewhat of a breath of fresh air to watch this dynamic.  

All in all this is a movie that I would love to watch again and again.  I gladly welcome this new fairy tale into my collection.  Thank you to all who participated in making it a reality!

My Personal Review:

Rating Scale:  Movie Theatre, Redbox Rental, or Skip It — Movie Theatre!!!

Cheese Factor:  Vegan (no cheese), Teleggio, Limburger, Stinking Bishop — Vegan*ish* (It’s a fairy tale, I have to add the *ish* to it!)