Monday, January 14, 2013
It's one of those films you've subconsciously been looking for, and then you find it. Or it finds you. And it delivers! It has all the things a film should have: Disguises, magicians, men in cape, kidnappings, detectives, kid sidekicks, cat burglars, acrobats, rooftop fights. It's a remake of an old silent film serial and has that melodramatic quality you also find in Adèle Blanc-Sec. The story is mostly told visually, conversations are kept to a minimum. It's a strange and dreamlike film, and part of the fun is that the villainess is a lot more appealing than the square hero.