Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Big Fish


How did I not know about this movie before? What a beautiful story. The movie was a great mixture of romance, fantasy and comedy. For some reason, throughout the film I kept thinking of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and inevitably began to compare the two films. At the end, I believe this one to be far superior. In my opinion, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” attempted to be a serious, emotional film, but lacked the substance to really have an impact and ended up being quite average. Basically, I feel like it took itself too seriously. “Big Fish” however, used Tim Burton’s usual quirkiness to great effect, with the epic fantasy adventure combined with the more serious romance, creating a much more engaging story. The acting was great, but strangely enough, I appreciated Ewan McGregor’s lead performance the least, solely due to his annoying “Little House on the Prairie” southern accent. But that was the nature of the character, so I guess I can’t fault him for that.

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