If you’re going to make a weird fantasy movie, there are literally only two options available: Guillermo del Toro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Big Bug, Alien: Ressurection). This is the work of the second, along with Marc Caro. A good weird fantasy movie, starring a Ron Perlman whose hair is not white, with a good strange soundtrack and a very interesting story. Plus, there’s a brain in a jar, connected to a microphone, camera and speakers which is the main villain. Or hero. Hard to tell. The movie is a visual masterpiece, but feels odd and pretty hard to watch. It reminded me a bit of Brasil, or a less-fun version of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The soundtrack eventually saved it. Three popcorns.
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