The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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[The film] is to most movies what the Folies-Bergere was to the theater, a celebration of spectacle, even when it exists only for its own sake.
Obviously, it isn't the intellectual content that's meant to carry the picture, but even Fellini's elaborate visuals seem timid and uninspired this time around.
In the end, 'And the Ship Sails On' is a cruise to nowhere - diverting, but a bit dull.
For a movie that revels in its very artificiality, And the Ship Sails On possesses an astonishing emotional resonance in its last scenes.
Veers from the tedious to the fascinating.
The picture is worth watching, if only for the scenes with the rhino and the lengthy opening sequence, which begins as a scratchy, sepia-toned silent film that gradually but gloriously develops into a colorful sound picture.
Can be seen as a highly imaginative history lesson of the passing of an era
A lesser Fellini is still much greater than most of the product presented for our consumption.
Federico Fellini's 1984 film "And the Ship Sails On" involves the story of famous individuals attending a funeral aboard a luxury ship headed to the island of Erimo to spread the ashes of Italian opera singer Edmea Tetua. It takes place in 1914 right before the war began. The story is told to us by the journalist covering the funeral, Orlando (Freddie Jones), he talks directly to the camera and tells the audience everything about the people attending, even juicy little gossip.
The cast is a colorful bunch including a Russian using his voice to hypnotize a chicken, a singer transforming his room into a shrine to Edmea, a man who claims he is a medium and invites the guests to his cabin to speak to the dead Edmea and a fat Prussian duke with a sister who sees colors when people sing or speak. The third day involves the arrival of Serbian when the ship rescues them. After the arrival of the Serbians who sleep on the decks in large numbers, the ship starts to look like an immigrant ship headed to America with a first class section and dining hall they are not allowed to enter.
After dancing and music that involved the guests dancing along with the Serbians, an Austrian ship demands that the Serbians be turned over. But the Prussian Duke secures the ship's passage to the island to perform their rites.
The characters make this a fun movie, but it's Fellini's direction and the cinematography from Giusseppe Rotunno that make this film work. The ending is absolute chaos, though.
With a gorgeous cinematography and production design, this is probably the most stunning Fellini film while also a work that offers a smart social commentary - until it goes insane in the last fifteen minutes, losing any direction and evidencing the artificiality of the story as a film.
A very interesting film but very uneven, the opening is fantastic though...
Better than Intervista but still not that interesting
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