Funny, enjoyable story with enough twists and turns to keep you engaged. Not quite up to the quality of Pixar, but man, pretty friggin' close. Walt Disney Animation is definitely re-declaring themselves as a force of the genre and, in my opinion, this flick stands right next to other non-Pixar gems such as How to Train a Dragon.
The thing that really blew me away though is the design for the primary characters. It's as if each were given the…
The other day, I asked my buddy @joehribar why Letterboxd has options to both rate and like a film. If someone gives a film anything above three-stars, wouldn't that mean they liked it? His response was a good one, "what if you can plainly see that a film is well-made, but don't like it personally?" He didn't say it out loud, but it was inferred: the opposite could be true as well.
Well, just five films into my Letterboxd career…
Considering its plot, where a man named Gil travels through time to consult with the great masters he idolizes on the book he is writing, Midnight in Paris should overflow with imagination and whimsey. Instead, the film and the characters in it just kind of stumble along.
The modern day set of characters — Gil's fiancee, her friends, and her parents — are detestable nasty people. The 1920s set of characters — the great artists, authors, and thinkers Woody Allen…