My Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Movie Review begun with hesitation. Yes, I was not that excited about screening the movie. Nevertheless, I accepted to do it because I always find dimonds in the rough. Maybe I am just always searching for the positive in things. But, this time, I was pleasantly surprised. More than that, I though it was a cute movie with very important messages.
Like I said, I was not excited for this movie. Largely, because I was thinking the movie was going to be a bad spoof. On face value, who would think, even dare to twist out a beloved classic? Nevertheless, it is a great revised story. It gives us a new angle to view stereotypes from.
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Movie Review
It is as shared in Spanish: “The story of always that has never been told”.I was not happy that there was an animation movie with a twist on Snow White. But, the twists are good. The twists do drive the messages home and help for us to have great conversation starters for kids. Yes, it is a different take on the same story, but it is not earthshattering as a movie. Is this a movie to enjoy without the kids? Probably not. Should you watch it with your family? Absolutely!
Indeed, the story, the language, the jokes, and pretty much everything is the movie is clean. It feels respectful. No, there are no jokes that go over the kids’ heads to give parents a chuckle. It is straight out a kid’s movie with good lessons to learn.
The Red Shoes
In particular, I love the symbolism of the red shoes. It is clever and in the words of Jaime Maestro, director of animation, the shoes represent our dreams. To me, heels are inconvenience already. So, my first thought was how wooden shoes can be so comfortable (since she can’t take them off). As the story evolved I was able to see the shoes from a different perspective. The kids? They saw them for what they are since the start.
A Cool Production
The movie’s graphics are sharp. I was visually attracted from the start perhaps because of the color scheme. But, it feels dark. The animation is well developed, but it doesn’t have the feel of having taken full advantage of the latest animation technology available. The character design is good and not over the top. Watching the movie, it made me think of the limited series “Crash Landing on Your” which is fitting since this movie is mostly a Korean production.
Slow and Steady
While the movie takes its time to drive the point home, it does it clearly. As a matter of fact, as you start watching, you would think that the movie is pointing out the “ugly”. But, you need to watch on. Because, all the messages fall into place beautifully.
Keep in mind that, the movie is a bit long for littles. Other than that, I think it is perfect for children. Parents will enjoy it, but it is not a movie that will captivate you. Definitively, it will point out great messages about friendship, loyalty, self-esteem, loving oneself, and looking beyond the cover of a book. It is all about the beauty within. For more, read my Positive and Uplifting Red Shoes Movie Moments to find some conversation starters from the movie with your family.
Oh, and I love that Snow is brown and the dwarfs green. Yes, I see inclusion everywhere and I love it.
About Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs.
A classic fairy tale gets a modern twist in the action-packed animated adventure Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs,
The story starts as Snow White steals a pair of red shoes that transform her into a princess. Meanwhile, a witch’s curse turns seven brave princes into dwarfs, forcing them to seek out the princess, hoping for a kiss to break their spell. Together, they must face Snow White’s wicked stepmother – who will stop at nothing to get her precious shoes back – and, along the way, learn a thing or two.