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.

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