It was alright. I liked the beginning a lot, even with the weird "Greek" mythology thrown in. And the movie itself is gorgeous. But, the whole romance thing with Chris Pine? I mean, can we have a movie that doesn't end with the male and female protagonist declaring their love for each other after maybe a week of acquaintance? Couldn't he have shouted, "I like you a lot/you can be the hero this world needs/etc." instead of "I love you"?…
"Sir? If you don't mind my asking... why a box?
Arlington Steward: Your home is a box. Your car is a box on wheels. You drive to work in it. You drive home in it. You sit in your home, staring into a box. It erodes your soul, while the box that is your body inevitably withers... then dies. Whereupon it is placed in the ultimate box, to slowly decompose."
It was alright. I feel I would have got a lot more out of it if I had read all of the stories before watching instead of just the Tell-Tale Heart. The Red Masque would have been much more interesting if I already knew the tale. It was mostly just music and not super terrifying because it was bright and colorful and (like the rest of the stories) slightly cartoonish in it's art style. But, I will say this for the movie, it makes me want to go read the stories. So, kudos for that.
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Would have loved to give it more stars, but I was bored a little near the end and wanted them to just get on with it. Also, it's like they completely lost the idea that "August"/Evan was suppose to be conducting the damn orchestra and turns around to look at the crowd. Also, Keri Russell is not surprised at ALL that Irish father shows up?! She just smiles and holds hands. The ending was too damn convenient and lost me. But, I still liked it. And I love music, and the music was phenomenal. So, 4 stars (was going to give it 4.5 until the ending).