Clara ★★½

The production value is very good, the visual effects are awesome, but the story suffers at the hands of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl dilemma. The viewer knows very little about the background and history of Clara as a person, but there are just enough breadcrumbs sprinkled throughout the movie that we could speculate about her possible true identity. In the context of the overall story, she serves nothing more than being an inspiration for Dr. Isaac Bruno to jumpstart his career and his zest for life after a long drop into an emotional trench when his newborn baby had died shortly after birth. The movie suffers at the hand of the romantic inspiration in the story to help keep the plot moving along. The only purpose for Clara to be in the movie is to serve as an inspiration and a cheerleader, nothing more.