Enchanted (2007) – vs – Penelope (2006)

August 3, 2008 Lauren Zabel

You gotta love a good ole’ fashioned fairy tale!

Despite centuries of far-fetched stories involving glass shoes that don’t shatter when you run down a flight of stairs and women who can sleep for a hundred years and not age a day (if only!), audiences still love to be swept off their feet with tales of romance, villainy, and happily ever after.

Today’s fairy tales are a twisted version of these Grimm stories, complete with cynicism, satire, sarcasm, and tongue-in-cheek delivery — like the Shrek films but with real actors. Penelope (2006) and Enchanted (2007) duke it out one fairy-tale stereotype at a time. […]

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