“Happily N’Ever After” was the first animated movie of 2007. The year didn’t exactly get off to a great start.
The story is set in Fairytale Land, where a wizard is in charge of making sure all the failytales that are read around the world get their happy endings. But Cinderella’s evil stepmother takes over while the head wizard is off on vacation and she tries to wreck all the stories.
Cinderella, two friends named Munk and Munbo and a servant boy named Rick (who is in love with Cinderella) work together to try to defeat the stepmother and save the stories.
If all of that sounds silly that’s because it is. This is the worst Cinderella story of all time. I didn’t laugh once during the entire movie. It comes from the producers of the Shrek movies but it’s not even close to being as funny as those films.
Among the actors doing voices in “Happily N’Ever After” are Sarah Michelle Geller, Sigorney Weaver and Andy Dick. None stand out.
The movie is rated PG, but no kids should see it. Not because it’s bad for them, but because it isn’t any good.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Happily N’Ever After” gets a D. And that’s only because I’m a nice guy.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic/entertainment reporter in 2006 at the age of 7. Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases. All together he has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9.
LCJ appears every Friday morning on WGNA-FM . His movie reviews are also posted on his website, his YouTube channel and the popular website Cultjer.com. He is also a contributing writer for Jerry Beck’s AnimationScoop.com. Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE” (every Sunday at Noon ET). And “The LCJ Q&A Podcast” features interviews with celebrities and filmmakers. Among those who have joined LCJ on the show are comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, “Wallace & Gromit” creator Nick Park, Emmy-winning game show host Todd Newton and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Lights Camera Jackson has been co-starring in photographs with his favorite celebrities since he was 6 years old. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest appeared in the first. Seacrest was a VIP guest at a local telethon. Jackson, a big fan of “Idol”, approached Seacrest during a break and asked for an autograph. The “Idol” star eagerly obliged. Jackson and Ryan then posed for this photo.
Since then Jackson’s collection of photos with stars from film, TV, stage and sports has grown to over 400. Every one represents a special moment in the life/career of Lights Camera Jackson and includes its own unique backstory.