While nice to look at, it's also a very tedious slice of magical realism lacking in tension, suspense and, indeed, magic.
Perhaps you didn't get the right perspective. It wasn't really about the "magical" story/adventure that Roy and Alexandra weave together, but instead the relationship they develop together through their imagination.
This wasn't meant to be a 'Harry Potter'/'X-Men' sort of film. It was meant to be a story about a beautiful friendship between two seemingly different people.
Well that's my perspective anyway : )
I would elaborate further, but you seem to have a more superficial outlook towards films.
Oct 18 - 10:36 PM
This definitely reminded me of the wizard of oz. More like Oz for adults since the idea of suicide and infidelity is presented here.
I get the feeling of those classic steampunk novels I read. A time of revolution and a time of change when the world is a much larger place and we would play cowboys or indians and you could see the beauty of the world through Tarsem's eyes.
I agree with you. This critic must have never went to the theater, I mean stage not screen.
Dec 26 - 04:11 PM