This is one of the most exciting experiences in "where the fuck is this going to go next?!?"
But as an adaptation of obscure Italian fairy tales, every time it goes absolutely bonkers, it feels like that's exactly where it should go.
My only criticism is that it's possibly too long, and a little obnoxiously beautiful.
I mean, how the fuck does Europe have that many drop dead gorgeous locations?!? I'd literally kill to find places like that to shoot!!!!
Let the awards buzz motivate you to see it in the cinema, then IMMEDIATELY forget it has awards buzz, because that will only set you up to be disappointed with this one. It's weird, dark, and somewhat thought provoking, but it's quite messy, a little all over the place.
It has several truly shocking turns not to mention my favourite dentist scene since The Little Shop of Horrors.
But it's one where I can't quite tell yet if it's a mess of parts I'll come to madly love given time, or if it's a mess of great things that will fade as time passes.
It's got flaws, but I enjoyed it. If you like fantasy - give it a go, don't let the bad reviews put you off. If you have a gag reflex for magic, orcs and weird fantasy names that sound maliciously similar to each other, then stay as far away as possible.
I think 75% of my problems with the movie stem from bad casting, and too much CGI.
This was honestly a unique movie going experience. It literally made everyone I saw in the theatre literally laugh out loud and cry multiple times. It's really taken us quite a long time to recover from it because it really is tragic, but it's only tragic because it managed to be so heart warming and funny for so long before hand.
But it was actually right after the movie that nearly made me lose it the most. We watched the…