The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
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What BadFluffy said! I did enjoy some of the quirky bits and the beautiful images of the rural places, but it all felt very forced, it didn't feel natural. I really wanted to like it but it's very mediocre :(
Jean-Pierre Jeunet's first 3D film is as visually inventive as we would expect from him. Jeunet recreates vividly the isolated world of rural Montana and its contrast with the big city. The film bears his characteristic playfulness, more than a handful of quirky characters and some nicely timed comic touches. However, as it is essentially a tale of loss, it fails to resonate emotionally, possibly because the characters are too weird to be dramatically convincing. Consequently the hero's journey lacks dramatic impact as the sense of danger is mostly absent, while the satyric asides towards the child-genius celebrity culture are rather obvious and not really sharp. The film is less than the sum of its parts, yet it is certainly worth seeing especially if you appreciate the visual genius of its director, who gives here one of the best examples of 3D so far.
Boring, predictable, pedestrian in its contrived quirkiness. All the gimmicks from Jeunet cannot make up for the lack of resonance of the script and for the terrible acting of the lead character. That's why you should cast your movie first, then think about how cool you're going to try to make it look. Acting is kinda important.
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