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A beautiful and moving masterpiece
on 2 February 2014
This film was always going to be preaching to the converted, I am a devoted Nightwish fan and have been longing to see this film since I first became aware of it. It managed to surpass my expectations and provide a film that is entertaining, emotional, haunting and poignant.
Without delving too far into the plot it looks at themes of family estrangement, trauma and grief through the imagination of the protagonist. It is a beautifully filmed production that clearly doesn't have the budget of many better know films but uses it to it's best. The special effects are more then up to the task and never break the immersion into it's fantasy.
This is not just a Nightwish vanity project it is a wonderful story that needed to be told. If you enjoy works of dark fantasy then you will enjoy this, if you simply enjoy getting lost in a flight of the fantastic you will enjoy it too. This film will move you and I hope it can get the wider audience I feel it deserves.