This is quite the mash-up. There are elements of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, although the buddy motif doesn't gel as strongly. It goes a bit Donny Darko in the middle too, but with a better sense of closure. There's a good deal of Army of Darkness, but where Bruce Campbell is phenomenal, this team is merely good.
David Cronenberg seems to have been an influence too - there are strong shades of Naked Lunch, Existenz and The Fly. Some…
This film is perfect. A great story about a great story teller, well-told.
I usually loathe Tim Burton's films, because I have a terrible reaction to grotesqueness. His usual love of grotesqueness is present in Big Fish, as is Helena Bonham Carter, but don't let that fool you. He is unusually restrained in this beautiful, heart-warming and emotional fantasy.
I don't mind admitting that I had tears rolling down my cheeks at the end. Normally I'm pretty hard to move…
The immortal Connor MacLeod (Luke Skywalker) begins life as a normal chap in 16th century Scotland, but is cast out of his village under suspicion of devilry when he miraculously recovers from an obviously fatal battle wound.
Sean Connery stars as Ramiraz (Ben Kenobe), and trains the young highlander (Jedi) in the art of swordplay and use of The Quickening (The Force).
A tall warrior in black with a breathing problem (caused by an injury sustained in battle with Ramiraz),…