Not sure what to make of this.. Didn't like it, didn't dislike it, just opinion-less. I expected something weird and I got something super-weird. The feeling of mystique that this movie brings is brilliant, the actors all do a really great job, but all the while I was wondering where the story would take me.. If anywhere at all. In the end I should have just enjoyed all the fantastical imagery and thoughts on the screen and not worried about any story whatsoever. Now I just ended up with this strange feeling that I might have seen something awesome, but it didn't come together for me.
That was weird, but a nice one to watch.
Good film but not for everyone. This being a Terry Gilliam film, you know it's going to be a) fantastic in a classic sense, b) complicated with many red herrings and original characters, and c) something you can watch more than once.
terry gilliam always delivers. i thought the story in this was a little weak. seemed like it may not have had a clear goal. was it about val or about tony? neither was fleshed out as fully as i would have liked and both left me kinda empty. that said, there was a cohesive enough plot that i didnt feel like this was only an eye candy movie. the scenery porn in this was amazing. i wish there had been more. gilliams bigger than life sets always give me the greatest thrill. he has the knack for making the absurd seem common place.