The Witches [Movie Review]

The Witches [Movie Review] | When I watched the trailer and saw Anne and Octavio stars in it, I know I have to watch it. When Covid happens, my dream shattered as I know I will not be able to watch it in all its glory on the silver screen.

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Thank God for online movie portals - I watched it! Here's the official trailer.

SYNOPSIS

The Witches (2020) Trivia
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Produced by: Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, Luke Kelly
  • Production companies: Warner Bros Pictures, ImageMovers, Necropia Entertainment, Esperanto Filmoj, Double Dare you Productions
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Running time: 105 minutes
  • Rating: PG (For scary images/ moments, language and thematic elements)
  • The movie is also known as Roald Dahl's The Witches is based on the 1983 novel of the same name. 
  • It is the second feature-length adaptation of the novel (the first one was in 1990). 
  • One of the witches is played by a man. In the original film, most witches were played by bald men. 
  • JLo was briefly set to play the Grand High Witch, prior to Anne being cast in the role. Famous actresses such as Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Charlize Theron, Catherine Zeta-Jones (just to name a few) were considered as candidates as the Grand High Witch.
  • Budget: $4.9 million
  • Country: United States & Mexico
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 50%
  • Metascore: 47
  • IMDb: 5.4/10

The movie has a narrator, so you'll keep hearing Chris Rock's voice narrating the movie. 

An orphaned boy lives with his grandmother. His grandmother bought a pet mouse to cheer him up, which he named Daisy. One day in a supermarket, the boy was offered a piece of candy by a strange lady, who has a snake crawls out from her clothes. Luckily nothing happened as his grandmother calls him and the lady disappears. 

When he tells his grandmother about the encounter, his grandmother believes him and tells him that the lady is a witch. She tells him a story about her friend, Alice who was turned into a chicken by a witch when they were little. 

As the witches will never leave a child when they find one, the duo frantically packed their bags and checked-in into a hotel. She tells him the characteristics of a witch - raspy voices, deformed feet without toes, three-fingered claws, wide mouths and nostrils and wear wigs to hide their bald heads. 

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Anne Hathaway,, Octavia Spencer, The Witches, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Fantasy, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

Going around the hotel with Daisy, the boy meets Bruno, a chubby kid who loves chocolate. As the boy tries to train Daisy in the grand hall, walked in the Grand High Witch and her coven of witches who happens to stay in the same hotel too. The boy quickly hides under the stage where he gets to see the witches takes everything off that has been hiding their obvious characters. Most of all, he learns that their main mission is to transform all the kids in the world into mice using her 'Mouse Maker' potion. As a demonstration, she lures Bruno with chocolate bars infused with the potion. And in front of the whole coven, Bruno turns into a mouse after he ate the bar.

Running for his life, Bruno runs into a vent where the boy and Daisy were hiding. The Grand High Witch discovers the boy and forcefully turns the boy into a mouse as well. So, the trio runs to safety. In turns out that Daisy was once a girl named Mary and she was also a victim of the witches. 

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Anne Hathaway,, Octavia Spencer, The Witches, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Fantasy, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

They talked to the grandmother who understands the situation and quickly tries to help the trio. So, the trio, with the assistance of the grandmother breaks into the Grand High Witch's room, which happens to be below the grandmother's and steals a bottle of the potion. The grandmother tries to formulate the cure based on the potion but failed. 

The trio tries another plan which to put the potion into a broth of pea soup that will be given to the witches during their dinner. All the witches drink the soup and turn into mice, except for the Grand High Witch who recognises the grandmother as the one that got away when she was little. During all the commotion, the trio managed to steal the Grand High Witch's room key. 

Will three little mice and an old grandmother managed to out-best the Grand High Witch's plan?

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MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.0/ 5.0. The movie is very straight forward. Good fight evil and evil wins. But the journey was a pleasant one at that. The movie is fun to watch but if your kids scare easily, you might want to be watchful as there are scenes where the witches could become quite scary. 

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0. Kudos to all actors. They played their parts beautifully. Anne? Octavio? Do you even need to ask?

Will I watch it again: Yes, I will watch it together with my little ones when we are allowed to travel again. 

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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14 Comments

  1. Wah! Dah tengok ke? Haritu baru cakap dekat husband, macam best je cerita the witch ni tapi belum berkesempatan nak tengok. Cx kena cari ni nanti.

    Jalan cerita dia best juga. Alarh! Jadi tak sabar plak nak tahu apa jadi seterusnya. Saja je tau ! Okay jom cari dan tengok ! Hehe

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  2. Marsha suka movie macam ni. Tambahan pula pelakon yang Marsha suka, Anne Hathaway berlakon. Trailer dia membuatkan tazabar nak tengok kot. Nak cari dan tengok juga ni. Tak nak ketinggalan

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  3. wow you are so fast to watch this movie! OK I take note and shall watch with my girls soon. TQ ya

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  4. Awww... The mice look so cute! I love movies that feature animals. I go all goo goo gaga over them. Might watch this soon.

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  5. Memula tengok poster dia dah rasa wow tentu best citer ni. Pelakon cecantik! Bila Rawlins kata nanti nak tonton lagi, ok yes! Nina teruja nak tonton citer ni...

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  6. asal ke blog ni.. pasti ada saja idea nak tonton movie... boleh tambah dalam watchlist ni.. jalan cerita mcm best juga..

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  7. I memang minat Anne, most of her movies i will watch, including this one soon.

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  8. I haven't watch this yet and send good to watch together with my nephew and niece. Definitely they will like it too

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  9. ha ha ha just watched this movie last weekend, rawlins.
    sedih la bcoz end up the boy jadik tikus forever :( sgt la saya berharap nenek dia dpt buat portion kembali kan diorang bertiga jadik manusia semula. tapi...

    nice movie utk tonton bersama anak-anak. the witches pun tak la menakutkan sgt, kelakar ada la. fun. interesting. terbaik!

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  10. Rawlins ni yang jahat tu jadi tikus kan? Budak tu pun sama jadi tikus, sebab ada ternampak review dalam FB..nak tengok laa sebab macam best citenya tu..jahat nak mampos tu..

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  11. My fav actress, Anne. I suka jenis movie macam ni. Boleh layan this weekend.

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  12. Nampak lain muka anne. Ingatkan pelakon lain masa first time tengok cover. Reviews tinggi means best cite ni boleh layan

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  13. Ika baru tengok trailer dia dekat youtube. nampak best! tapi nak hold jap sebab simpan yang best last kot huhu

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  14. tinggi jugak rate yang rawlins bagi kat movie nie. nampak gaya nak kena tengok jugak ni. nampak macam menarik sangat.

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