A wicked, sumptuous delight. Three amazing performances, prominent music, a great script... and Horatio, the fastest duck in the city!!!!! 🦆
Bananas, in the best way. Artistic, inventive, and with an insane amount of world-building. The choices are bold (Eddie Redmayne has devoured everything in sight) and don't always work (Mila Kunis is bland as heck), but it's certainly A VISION with great ideas and grand aspirations. It's really a shame we'll never get another one, because I think there's a lot to love and great places these characters could be taken.
Gorgeous visuals, made all the more impressive by the background of the production and the way it was made. But there’s nothing to cling to in the story; no reason to care about these characters. Vague concepts, broad strokes of ideas, and impressive landscapes aren’t enough to overcome a lack of clear stakes, character development, or plot.
It sounds like the director has a lot of ideas about this world, but I wish more had been communicated on screen. Some may like its vague, whispered “poetic” nature, but for me there’s just not enough here to care.
Chattanooga Film Festival 2020