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A film that is far more experimental and realistic than it seems, from the same director of Mad Max!
on 17 September 2015
Strangely enough, this film is by the same director who filmed the first two Mad Max and recently brought us its amazing remake (maybe the true masterpiece of 2015).
So what has this little sweet film got to do with him?
Probably the fact that he's always been a tough guy with a big heart and passions, and a maverick director who always wants to try new ways (Babe is technically very advanced and creates a fairy world where real animals seem to really act with real actors). But Babe is also a realistic and not reassuring film about what hides behind the farm life, the way man provides food and the overall relationship between mankind and animal kingdom. It looks like a Disney movie, but its content is closer to a Tim Burton dark story. Miller was so good in finding the right balance between good feelings and realism, and if people, and kids, received a deeper and truer look at what always stay unspoken and undisclosed about the violent way we relate to animal to feed ourselves, it is also to be credited to this entertaining, well-crafted and even educational film. Neither just shocking on one hand nor totally sweetened to make it more commercial.