I’ve just watched last Thursday’s modern retelling of The Brothers Grimm’s Rapunzel. It was good fun and entertaining but it wasn’t what I would call a retelling of a traditional story.

For a retelling to really work for me, it does need to still follow the original story if in a different setting. This, was a comedy-drama that could have been about anyone, but instead had some Rapunzel-esque images, characters and motifs thrown in as if as an afterthought.

An entertaining watch but ultimately not satisfying in the way that the original Cruel Intentions or 10 Things I Hate About You were.