Basically the most charming movie of the 70s and 80s. Heaven's Gate but cheery and cartoonish.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Maybe it's me but there's something kind of cheap and tawdry about giving your character a sort of accentuated handicap and playing it for scares? The treatment of Charlie broke the spell the movie attempts to cast in the first ten minutes. She produces a chocolate bar from her pocket that neither parent knows the origins of, hinting that she's one of those magic children movies love that just does things to which the parents of a heavily troubled…
Entirely satisfying. The score provides just the right amount of pathos so that the emotional underpinning isn't lost during the absolutely insane early going. Miller's direction has lost none of its hyper giddiness at throwing the next mind-boggling image at you. When the trailer first debuted last year, I compared it to Hard to be a God, and it turns out I wasn't super far off the map. The film is all moving parts and every aspect has to…