(This review may contain spoilers).
My niece has been really wanting to see this movie, so I watched it today with her and found myself enjoying it quite a bit.
Although the idea of the kids from fairytale characters interacting with each other isn’t a unique idea, I thought that the way it was handled was. It was easy to feel sympathy for Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos, growing up on a small island closed off from everywhere else. Of course, it was a bit disappointing that the villains were all stereotypical, but the teenagers were interesting in the way they gravitated away from taking after what their parents did.
It was good to see all of them dealing with normal classes. I did have a strong dislike for Aubrey’s character. I felt that many of the hereos’ kids actually came across as more villainous. I would have liked more development of some of the minor characters… but I thought Carlos was sweet and especially with Dude.
There were some nice songs in this movie, although the Ridiculous one was a little bit cringeworthy. While I did like Mal’s character, I actually found Evie to be more interesting. It was good that she was shown to be intelligent… but I would have liked to see more instances of that.
I thought it was interesting to see how Auroden had more or less done away with magic, though I was confused about the time period. Presumably, it was set in a parallel universe… but it’s not made very clear. I also felt that some of the jobs didn’t make a lot of sense; such as Snow White being a news reporter.
I did recognise a few actors in this movie and it was nice to see them working in this. I would have liked to see the other parent with the four villain kids, since they presumably didn’t just come from their mother/father.
I did find this movie to be entertaining, even though it was fairly stereotypical and didn’t really challenge me as a viewer. Still, I probably wouldn’t mind watching it again.