Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Search   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

The Illusionist

 
Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Film Reviews >> The Illusionist Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
The Illusionist - 14/9/2010 6:51:17 PM   
Empire Admin

 

Posts: 28903
Joined: 29/6/2005
Post your comments on this article
Post #: 1
Gorgeous! - 14/9/2010 6:51:17 PM   
Bobby Macabre


Posts: 13
Joined: 11/6/2009
Nothing to really add to the Empire review, apart from it's films like this that makes me realise why I love cinema.

The animation left my breathless at times, the score was sublime for the most part yet at times, outrageous - kudos to Billy Boy and the Brittoons!

The story: simple, touching, moving - oh! the Ventiloquist's doll at the end, and the poor, poor clown. There are funny moments, but mostly it's a reflective look at a life that can no longer be lived.

A feast for the eyes and the soul, totally loved it.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 2
- 23/10/2010 9:07:45 AM   
stravers

 

Posts: 57
Joined: 21/9/2006
this is as good a 'heart' movie as 'inception' is a head movie, both about the nature of reality and illusion. Which is a way of getting to the point that this might be the only movie this year that is better than inception.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 3
RE: - 15/2/2011 1:27:40 PM   
Deviation


Posts: 27268
Joined: 2/6/2006
From: Enemies of Film HQ
My God that was incredible....

_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Dpp1978
There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

quote:


ORIGINAL: elab49
I really wish I could go down to see Privates

(in reply to stravers)
Post #: 4
MASTERPIECE - 2/3/2011 6:10:09 PM   
bobbyperu

 

Posts: 498
Joined: 21/10/2007
Animation to die for.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 5
RE: The Illusionist - 16/6/2011 1:30:57 PM   
pinenut

 

Posts: 1
Joined: 12/1/2010
For all its incidental bits of humour, The illusionist is at times unbearably sad. From an Edinburgh perspective, the pan across the city towards the end is far too fast to fully appreciate the detail in the realisation of the city, but that is one of very few criticisms I can make. Just try seeing it on the big screen at the Cameo cinema: nothing can quite beat the surreality of watching the film on the very screen featured in it ...

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 6
RE: The Illusionist - 23/10/2011 11:51:54 PM   
Spaldron


Posts: 10485
Joined: 6/10/2006
From: Chair
Really wonderful and beautifully made film. Glad I got a last chance to see this on the big screen as the animation, especially the landscapes are stunning. Great little story. The shots of my home town Edinburgh are to die for and the fact they got every last little detail down is a tribute to the animators. 4.5/5

_____________________________

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts
And I looked and behold, a pale horse
And his name that sat on him was Death
And Hell followed with him.

(in reply to pinenut)
Post #: 7
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Film Reviews >> The Illusionist Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


 
Movie News  |  Empire Blog  |  Movie Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Video Interviews  |  Image Gallery  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Magazine  |  Resources
 
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.047