When mixing some of the most beautiful music ever written with beautifully animated images, you get a film perfect for accompanying acid trips and childhood reminiscing alike! How could something like that not deserve 5 stars?
One of the most brilliant psychodream display cases ever assembled. A melting pot of alchemical splendor. Surely some of which is laughable, as we psychoanalyze its seamstresses; but surpassing the surface, the transitions are translucent; jammed with esoteric science and phenomenological metamorphoses. Night on Bald Mountain (and its ethereal kingdomism ascension) rests among the finest cinematic hallucinations.
Though an atheist, I admit I have a religious moment every time I see the transition of Night on Bald Mountain into Ave Maria. There isn't a second in "Fantasia 2000" that comes close to majesty of this.