Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Illusionist: My comments

As I watched this beautifully crafted movie, I was amazed at the artistry but disappointed at the lack of story.  So what is the purpose of creating a film? Is it for the art? Or is it for the story.  

For me, it must be a combination.  Without the art, you lose the visuals, without the story, you lose the heart.  And since I don't want to say much more than that, I will say that if you want to see the film in the theater, okay. You will enjoy the art.  Otherwise, stay home and watch it when it comes out on DVD.  Then rent it, unless you like to collect art....

Until next time, keep your imagination, unlimited.


  1. You couldn't have said it any better. I'll still watch it again! lol

  2. I have to follow this up with, it does have a story but I do not enjoy stories that are so slow. I knew this would be a mature storyline, but I prefer the hero's journey. Maybe it is ADD or that I was tired, but when the artistry takes me out of the story, then I feel the story isn't strong enough. Again, only my opinion. I think everyone (especially artists) should see it once.