An absurd, racy comedy starring a group of desperate thieves who rob a Cash-for-Gold shop in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol and make a crazy dash for Disneyland with one of the heister’s sons in tow. But on the border with France, they fall into the hands of Basque witches.
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Inventive blend of comedy and horror that doesn't quite live up to De La Iglesia's recent oeuvre but does give one pleasant memories of discovering "Accion Mutante" and 'Day of the Beast". Casting is good here and the story well told but its reliance on special effects in the later section is its downfall. Coda is cute though.
A stylistic chameleon, de la Igelsia here is akin to early-era Spielberg or Zemekis in his humorous, crowd-pleasing approach... if more adult-in-content and rough in its simple, if accessible, characterizations and energetic, if confused, rhythm. A review on Slant even talked about his setpieces with Spielbergian relation in how the background and foreground interact. This director wears many colors, and well.
Alex de la Iglesia, survolté, baroque et déjanté.
Les Sorcières de Zugarramurdi, une extravaganza à la Terry Gilliam.
É na beleza da desordem familiar que o cinema de Álex de la Iglesia cria novamente a surpresa nesse filme delirante, improvável e extravagante. E são assim desde a primeira sequência, os créditos iniciais donde se discorre o imaginário popular, a mitologia barroca, a bruxaria contada através dos tempos que, de assalto, explode em tiroteios e motocicletas, porque o tempo passou e a modernidade se intromete em tudo.
Starts with a pretty big nose for comedy but the laid tracks betrays your sense of the actual quality of the latter chapters. I can't really consider this a film, it's more a gag of producers who wanted to have big sets. It's sad because I sometimes laughed real hard (loved the last magician trick)