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Enchanted
Reviewed by Peggy Hailey, © 2008

Format: Movie
By:   Directed by Kevin Lima
Genre:   Fantasy
Review Date:   March 18, 2008
Audience Rating:   PG

Okay, I'll admit it. The first time I saw a trailer for Enchanted, I rolled my eyes.

As it happened, the movie I was there to see was Hairspray, in which James Marsden, Enchanted's Prince Edward, plays a supporting role. Prior to this, I was not a huge Marsden fan. It was his misfortune to play Cyclops, my least-favorite X-man. But Marsden was terrific in Hairspray: funny, handsome, and just the right amount of cheesy.

Suddenly, Enchanted was looking much more promising, and when it came out, I dragged my cousin along and took in a showing, and I was very glad that I did.

Enchanted is an utter delight, both for kids and adults. I could go on and on about it (believe me!), but fellow-Revolutionary Deanna Toxopeus already nailed it in her review. What she said, especially about James Marsden.

I guess what I'm trying to say here is that, regardless of the extras on the DVD, the DVD is definitely worth owning and watching all on it own.

Which is good, because the extras are really pedestrian.

You get some Behind the Scenes looks at the two musical numbers and the big finale, and they're pretty and all, but not particularly exciting.

You get a Blooper Reel, which, while funny enough, clocks in at only 2:10.

You get some deleted scenes with director ommentary that's neither very informative nor very insightful, and an animated short, "Pip's Predicament: A Pop-Up Adventure" which will likely only amuse small children, and even then, only once.

I found two Easter Eggs, a Carrie Underwood music video in the same half-animation, half real life format as the movie and an add for the Bluray edition of the DVD, which touts extras far more entertaining than the ones on this disc.

Thanks for the slap in the face, there, Disney.

Revolution SF Rating:

Film 8

DVD extras 3

Overall rating: 7, because even less than stellar extras don't diminish the fun of the movie itself.

RevSF Books Editor Peggy Hailey secretly longs to be Ursula the Sea Witch.

 
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