What Not to Do

Here’s a idea: How about you don’t go see MirrorMask? It was terrible. Going in, I thought to myself that even if the plot sucked I’d be able to enjoy the visuals, but boy was I wrong. First off, the movie never feels like it progresses, in fact, it plods. Once you get past the exposition-ville intro to all the characters, and you finally transition into the mirror world, you realize that the computer animation looks more like something out of “The Mind’s Eye” circa 1990… There are all these silly textures and odd choices made, and to be honest, there doesn’t seem to be any depth at all to the animation, everything feels very claustrophobic…

Looking for a shorter review? Well, usually chastises me on the rare occasion I check the time on my phone during a film, but last night I saw her check at least once less than an hour into the film.

2 thoughts on “What Not to Do

  1. oh man. i was really looking forward to this. the one theater in baltimore that was supposed to get it didnt. maybe i’ll just continue reading gaiman’s newest book, anansi boys instead.

    1. Yes, it did get a “Rotten” on Rotten Tomatoes. However I enjoyed it, for what it’s worth. I liked the music, I didn’t mind the exposition, I enjoyed the graphics. Perhaps that’s because I haven’t seen a movie like it in a while. Ah, well, to each their own.

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