The Brothers Grimm
The Grimm brothers are, of course, the two German fellas who collected all the folktales and turned them into fairy tales that we all loved to read when we were children.
In the movie, they are played by Matt Damon and Heath Ledger under the direction of Terry Gilliam.
The trailer opens like a famous fairy tale – Red Riding Hood – only here it is much, much scarier and darker.
We see the brothers travelling from town to town getting rid of ghosts and ghouls, and getting paid handsomely for their efforts.
But the brothers’ greatest adventure begins when they visit one very troubled town.
All the scenes here are meant to introduce us to the two brothers and, from the scenes, it is not difficult to like them. Yes, even Damon.
Despite the dark background, what Damon and Ledger do and say are quite hilarious.
The elements of fairy tales are all here – magical trees, castles with high towers, poor folk searching for a hero (or two, in this case), a beautiful but spunky heroine (Lena Heady), a frog who needs a kiss and, of course, an evil queen (Monica Belluci).