Monday, June 20, 2011
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Adventures of Baron Muncahusen- 1989, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Eric Idle, John Neville, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, Sting, and Robin Williams
He says- The legendary tale spinner returns in a new interpretation of his exploits by director-cowriter Gilliam. Breathtaking special effects go hand in hand with Gilliam's outlandishly funny and far-out ideas; a visual feast that's worth staying with through its occasional lulls. The Baron's exploits were previously filmed in 1943 and as The Fabulous Baron Munchausen in 1961. 3 stars
I say- They don't have the Fabulous Baron Munchausen, so I can't compare. I own this movie. I enjoy the movie after the first 45 minutes, really long and boring set up. I think Robin Williams is great in this, and you get to see Uma Thurman naked (albeit she has really long hands). Worth watching if you like artsy fantasy. 2 and a half stars.