Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mirrormask*Review*


Movie Synopsis from Amazon:

"MIRRORMASK is the story of Helena, who works for the family circus, and wishes--quite ironically--that she could run away and join real life. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. Helena searches for the Mirrormask, an object of enormous power that is her only hope of escaping the Dark Lands, waking the Queen of Light and returning home."

For more information on the storyline and characters, visit Here.

And if you want to view the Movie's homepage, visit Here.

I have never done a DVD/movie review before, so here it goes! Quite honestly, I LOVED this movie. When my friend suggested it as one of the movies we should watch, I was a curious because for one, I had never heard of the movie(and I usually hear about every movie) and for another, it looked like it was something I would like.

When we started watching it, I was a little unimpressed because it was confusing. I tried to stay with it, but found myself drifting a few times. Then little by little I started getting sucked into the story and before you knew it I was laughing, crying, and of course, yelling and talking back to the computer screen(which you will find I do a lot with movies I enjoy). Lol

It's one of those something-bad-happens-and-you-have-to-find-yourself movies, and even though that angle is done to death, they pulled it off! It has stunning visual effects and it's just...different. I think that's the reason I like it the most-It's not a normal kind of movie.
Along with my love for the movie, the soundtrack is To.Die.For! Again, very different type of music to go along with the different type of movie :D

The one thing that did surprise me was that it was only PG, but now that I look back, there really wasn't anything bad in it.

Warning: It may scare kids under 5 years of age

DVD Information from Amazon:
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Portuguese, French
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
DVD Special Features:

• Director and writer commentary
• Neil Talks - Interview with writer Neil Gaiman

• Dave Talks about Film - Interview with director Dave McKean
• Beginnings - The Genesis of Mirrormask
• Cast & Crew Interviews

• Day 16 - Time lapse video of one entire day of production
• Flight of the Monkeybirds - Making the monkey bird sequence
• Giants Development - Design and creation of the giant sequence
• Questions & Answers - Q&A sessions from the San Diego Comic-Con
• Poster and Cover Art Gallery




All in all, if your an indie type person, I think this movie is for you! You should definitely give it a watch and see what you think. Even though it looks a little weird, I assure you it's one amazing movie!

1 comment:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Love, love, LoVED this movie! Want to see it again...