Incredible film, but that casual racism...
As a childhood fan of the storybook and lifelong fan of Roald Dahl (who had a hand in the screenplay), I was hoping my daughter and I would both be charmed by this colorful adventure.
Unfortunately it's an obnoxiously overlong musical with constant, endless, terrible songs. And songs. And songs. Pretty much everything before the intermission is little more than laborious setup. Needless to say, we were both bored.
It's sad because a judicious editor could probably cut the crap and make a terrific and whimsical 80-minute movie out of this mess.
I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso Cuarón to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.
Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…