A whirling fantasy about the appeal of fantasy. Admittedly, having never seen it, I was dazzled by the wonderful characters and massive set pieces. Technically it was a masterpiece. Unfortunately, as I find with most of Gilliam's work, it tends to drag on longer than necessary. Perhaps there's such a fast and exciting pace right out of the gates that any slowness feels that much slower.
Rushes and veers through a series of interconnected, fantastical tales with such energy, verve, wit, and gaudy, baroque style that the movie seems to sag whenever it lets up for an instant. But it never lets up for more than an instant so we're quickly swept along again.
For as much as The Adventures of Baron Munchausen felt like Time Bandits with taller people I still loved it. I'm seriously bummed that Terry Gilliam doesn't make movies this good any more but I'm happy for the ones he made that were good. His style is full-blown here and the cast is superb, John Neville and Oliver Reed in particular. Such fun stuff.
Some colorful laughs here and there, although the story was confusing to catch up with and the dialogue hardly kept me engaged with how unreal it all was. In the end it caught up with a rip-roaring finale of excitement and still left me wondering what the meaning of it all was.
Beyond belief and enthralling story! if u want to believe in something incredible, you must see it! The inner philosophy is there, when u watch this film, u understand many things and it makes u more happy, elevate and full. U will understand this philosophy through imperceptible and invisible things, just feel it and be thoughtful