Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

'Winter's Tale' tells you why it's not a good idea to piss off a demon (video)

See also

'Winter's Tale' a fantasy based on the 1980's novel by Mark Helprin

Rating:
Star1
Star
Star
Star
Star

By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

There are so many things I want to say about this film and unfortunately, none of them are good.

'Winter's Tale' written and directed by Akiva Goldsman ('A Beautiful Mind') is based on a 800 page novel written by Mark Helprin that was published in 1983.

The book is brilliant...The film is NOT.

In fact, 'Winter's Tale' is a mess. This is Goldman's first attempt at directing and he really should stick to writing.

The movie stars Colin Farrell, who plays master thief, Peter Lake. We first meet him briefly in New York City in 2014.

We then flashback to 1895, where we find Baby Peter being put on a toy boat, called City of Justice, headed for New York Harbor, by his immigrant parents, who have to return to Europe due to illness.

Next, we flash forward twenty years later to 1918, where Peter is all grown up and on the run from his one time mentor, Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe).

Oh I should mention that Pearly is a DEMON. That's right folks, a full-fledged demon, who apparently is very hurt that Peter doesn't want to be part of his gang anymore.

I had no idea a demon could be so sensitive.

Anyway, Peter gets cornered by Pearcy, a magical white horse with wings appears and whisks him off to safety.

But instead of riding out of town, Peter decides to rob one more house.

The house he chooses, belongs to the beautiful Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay) who happens to be dying of consumption.

Instead of robbing her house, Peter winds up having tea with the lovely lady and this, being a love story, falls deeply in love with Miss Penn.

How deeply you ask? Well his love enables him to time travel, among other things.

What else can I say, except Will Smith plays Lucifer and has very pointy teeth.

I gave 'Winter's Tale' which opens in theatres on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2014, only two dry bagels out of 5. If John saw it, he would give it a half.

Check out our video for more of my thoughts and of course to see the magical Mango.

Please SUBSCRIBE to our youtube channel and LIKE us on our Two Jews On Film facebook page. Thanks everyone.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Johnny Depp
    Review: 'Transcendence' assumes too much and delivers too little
    Movie Buzz
  • NCAA Athletes
    NCAA athletes won't get paid, but a new deal may be promising them unlimited food
    Video
    NCAA News
  • Coachella
    Relive the hottest moments from the second weekend of Coachella
    Camera
    Music Festivals
  • Blake Griffin
    Frustration boils over as Blake Griffin spills his drink on a nearby fan
    NBA Buzz
  • Gwen Stefani
    Gwen Stefani could be filling in for Christina Aguilera on the next season of 'The Voice'
    Video
    TV Buzz
  • Rubin Carter
    Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, who was wrongfully convicted of murder, has died at 76
    Fight Sports

Related Videos:

  • 'The Incredibles' is truly incredible
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517570757" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517570757&autoStart=true"></div>
  • 'Bears' is an engaging tale that pulls you in while rooting for their survival
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517899347" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517899347&autoStart=true"></div>
  • 'Transcendence' is 'Lawnmower Man' in the 21st century
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518200134" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518200134&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!