This one's special. Uncle Wes possibly at his quirkiest/zaniest? This seems like a theme with me and Wes, but again we have a funny and sad story with amazing mise-en-scène, soundtrack, and cast (I was going to highlight the ones I liked the most, but I loved all of them!) Ratings-wise, it's a teensy bit uneven (which keeps it from 5 stars), but overall it's a great time.
2.5 stars. Hella technique, but to the most inconsequential ends. If I weren't so gosh darn glum and serious I probably would have loved this mess. I mean, it even has underwater Henry Selick monsters. I just gotta love that breezily appropriative Continental/ Latin American style, but a film has to be relentlessly brilliant to win my brain over to problematic frippery. Anderson would do so a decade later than this.
Ottima narrazione sopra le righe, malinconica e al limite del fantastico. Presente qualche forzatura e lungaggine di troppo. Ben fatta l'evoluzione del rapporto padre-figlio fra i due protagonisti. La messa in scena è ottima. Finale meraviglioso. La regia convince e dà un taglio originale al racconto. Inquadrature studiate benissimo e molto belle le scene d'azione. Personaggi ben fatti e riconoscibili. Musiche ottime