Wednesday, October 05, 2005

MirrorMask


I had one of those 'you have chosen ... wisely' moments. Well it's probably more luck, but that doesn't sound as good. I had to decide on Friday which of the two new movies that came out to go see and I picked Serenity over MirrorMask (mostly so no one spoiled it for me). As it turns out that was the right decision.

Pat invited me to come down to Santa Cruz for the Midnight Mystery Movie Marathon. 6 movies from midnight to noon, and you didn't know what they would be ahead of time. Since I hadn't been to a midnight movie in a while I figured I'ld go down and watch a couple. And the first movie was MirrorMask.

And it was gorgeous. It was one of those movies that just made me happy because it was so pretty. The reality portion of the story was offbeat enough to blend naturally into the fantasy, and the computer graphics were unobstrusive. And did I mention it was beautiful. The rest of the pieces of the movie where enjoyable. That is it has the Neil Gaiman feeling to the narrative that I enjoy.

Anyhoo. If you get a warm fuzzy from watching the sun rise over the horizon, find a theater where this is playing and go see it.


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