an interesting mix of oneiric, immersive setpieces and painfully stiff expository exchanges. very fun when it wants to be, and genuinely mesmerizing at times due to the combo of mann's aesthetics and the tangerine dream soundtrack (although the latter quality should not be a surprise to anyone who’s seen thief.) undeniably a fascinating film, if not a very consistent one.
An underrated masterpiece, forgotten by time. JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS perfectly captures the ambitious and imaginative spirit of children’s science fiction in a consistently entertaining and thought-provoking narrative. So much to analyze and discover on repeat viewings. So many bold decisions. A landmark of American cinema. Effective, clear characterization, social commentary, exploration of youth identity - all are present here, and can be easily discovered by those willing to take a closer look.
Jimmy Isaac Neutron's character is handled with…