Monday, May 05, 2008

The Fall by Tarsem

I can't wait! This is by Tarsem, the director of The Cell. A movie that I avoided for years because of Jennifer Lopez. But when I finally saw it, I found it so haunting that I couldn't get it out of my mind for days.

The Fall looks much better than Pan's Labyrinth, which I found to be disappointingly overrated and visually unimaginative.

I am surprised by the number of snarky predictions that are out there for the movie, mostly by people who haven't seen the movie, but hated The Cell. These same critics complain that The Cell was muddled. A most surprising critique since the movie was really straight forward when it comes to plot. But I guess vast amounts of imagination combined with strange and grotesque imagery makes many viewers uneasy.

If I ever lived in a fantasy, I would like to live in one created by Tarsem. The beauty and violence of his world is incredibly mesmerizing. I can't wait to see this in New York when it comes out this weekend!