The Witches is a 2020 dark fantasy comedy film that has gotten mixed reaction from Paralympians and disability advocates who think portraying the grand witch character as having hand and feet impairment is an irresponsible character design and is speaking negatively about those with impairment, while there are other groups that feel despite this oversight by Warner Brothers, Anne Hathaway killed her role wonderfully.
Apart from the complaints above, there hasn’t been any critic about the movie itself ruining the book adaptation or that the movie didn’t stay true to the original story, and for this reason alone, it is safe to say there will not be regret when watching it.
In late 1967, a young orphaned boy goes to live with his loving grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe — under cover — to carry out her nefarious plans.
Release date: 6 November 2020
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Producers: Robert Zemeckis, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci, and others.