i didn’t think i’d be saying this but the truth is “Enchanted” has a way of getting under your guard, thanks largely to its enticing female lead Amy Adams who will probably be a household name from now on. Patrick (Dr. McDreamy) Dempsey and yummy James (Cyclops) Marsden do well in their respective roles but it’s Ms. Adams, as the clueless-princess-lost-in-NYC, who makes the movie memorable.
combining 2D animation and live action, Disney actually manages to entertain and poke gentle fun at a genre that has always been its staple offering. Enchanted has thankfully resisted the urge of succumbing to a predictable formula and manages to inject a measure of reality in this cutesy revisionist tale. it’s also nice to know that both James Marsden (as the slightly dim, self-absorbed Prince Edward) and Amy Adams (Giselle) can sing.
on a related note, it looks like Bee Movie (Jerry Seinfeld‘s latest project) will be swooping in by the second week of January. it has gotten mixed reviews but it surprisingly did allright at the box office. i miss seinfeld’s incisive sarcasm. who am i kidding? of course i miss Seinfeld crowd, the whole bunch of ’em.