- Dec 9, 2012
- Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
I can't dislike Baron Munchhausen even though it's bizarre and kind of depressing like other Gilliam films. You get the feeling there is something great within it but it doesn't quite come out somehow.
There are a lot of memorable visuals---the dancing scene--the Zodiac creatures soaring in the stars--and the Grim Reaper, and Eric Idle running feats.
The 1943 version uses a similar special effect with the running.
"Is there a doctor in the fish?"
The new version is obviously inspired by the 1940's version to some degree. I enjoyed both. (Even though the earlier version is a German film made during the Nazi regime, it is entirely free, as far as I can tell, from the propaganda you'd expect.)