15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A Magical Movie,
This review is from: The Illusionist [DVD] (DVD)
Don't be put of by some of the less than gushing reviews here, this film is wonderful. Yes the story is on the sad side, but to suggest that it should have some contrived happy ending would somehow devalue the message that in entertainment, fashions rapidly change and there are always those that are left behind. Equally to try to read something sinister into the relationship of the two leading characters seems to be more a reflection of the way we view the world today than an accurate criticism of this film. Surely even now it's still possible for two lost/lonely souls to find solice together for a while without there being ulterior motives. Anyway who said animation always had to be 'Disney', there are still plenty of moments of humour here from the fiesty rabbit to the fantantastic acrobats and the almost reveal of what the scotsman has under his kilt.
Needless to say, yes I will be getting the DVD and I did actually go to see the film a second time.