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another visual and intellectual treat... definitely best picture of 2017... even better than Usual Suspects. Loved the cinematography... specially the across the street draw-in and stream of conscious camera work. I feel it worked of Jacobs Ladder in that the life was already going or gone and the film as his flashing moments drawn out. wow what a great film.
Hope this makes best picture 2017... as good as Birdman, Usual Suspects, American Beauty... what a classic film of our times... so many levels, so many deeper meanings, reference and subtleties. You'll watch it again and again. Brilliant.
The cinematography, effects, compositing, transitions and CG were very good. As for the story, dialog, directing and for the most part, acting... if it wasn't for the camera work, I'd have walked out. Terrible story, concepting and believability ... i'd almost be embarrassed to have my name associated with this unless I was a CG artist.
First... to think this is appropriate material for children is ridiculous. If ever a film was worthy of Disney's MIRAMAR label for more brazen subject matter, this is it. Has Disney gone mad???
For a Tim Burton film it was full of the delightful and quirky visual candy and fun -as in all his films. But for a story line, it was as shallow and stupid as a film could be. My guess is many vital minutes of film were sent to the cutting-room floor by Disney hacks trying to get to PG... for profit.
Don't waste your time... wait for the video. As far as 3d... since every film is coming out in 3d now... don't bother going just to see it... ho humm.
My guess is most people won't "get" this film. Its only the first part of three important phases of the life of Milarepa and does little to let viewers know this... soo it leaves viewers in an odd break... Like ending the Titanic as the boat leaves port on its maiden voyage.
His discovery of the teachings of the Buddha and his merciless repentance at the hands of Marpa the Translator, and his legendary secluded mountaintop isolation... all led Milarepa from the darkest of places to enlightenment within the span of one lifetime... These are parts yet to be filmed that truly breathe life to an inspirational epic.
For his story is as important to the foundations of Buddhism as the books of the apostles are to Christianity. Buddhists have long celebrated his 100,000 songs for in each, a lesson and insight is found. If anyone wants to really appreciate the story of Milarepa, they'd be well advised to find even a brief summary prior to seeing the movie.