Real magic, like what see in the movies and have read about in the Grimm brother fairy tales? Well this film shows what would happen if we did get it.
Snow White (Lauren Parkinson) is Queen and at war with Rumpelstiltskin (Casper Van Dien) and his merry Thrall.
Stiltskin is looking to use Snow's mirror to come into our world where there is no magic and become a God. He manages to convince Snow in opening the portal to our world after showing her he's killed her husband.
This bit was strange to me, it was needed as a plot point of course, and in most films they somehow manage to see past things like this, but if Snow was to be killed, wouldn't it render her mirror useless considering she's the only one who knows how to use it?
So if Snow just let herself be killed, granted her world would be taken over by Rumpelstiltskin but he wouldn't have a chance at our world.
In the words of Snow herself: "No life is worth a Kingdom". If she just tried killing him in the first place instead of having a change of heart at the last minute, we wouldn't have been in a mess waiting for this guy to turn us into his puppets.
A few others manage to get through the portal too, including the awfully acted princesses: Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. Red being the only one who can act.
The others seem like they're puppets to be perfectly honest, dancing ones when it comes to their fight scenes.
And The Wolf, Rumpelstiltskin's right hand man.
What follows is basically a better, bit more adult version of a 'Once Upon A Time' episode. There are some nods and other characters from random fairy tales, such as Iron John played by the wonderful Lou Ferrigno.
The film is greatly directed and has some truly wonderful moments and imagery. It's nice to see that even with a low budget there can still be a great amount of care and planning put in instead of just making do with what they've got. Fair enough the CGI looks like it's from an episode of Charmed but it works well and still looks good.
The only problem I really had was that the story was quite predictable, but there was a twist I wasn't expecting and I'm hoping for a sequel!
In all it deserves a massive