Ok, so this movie isn't exactly the normal sort of thing I would watch. But sitting there on my mates' settee on a Sunday morning, I popped this disc in the player and totally absorbed everything it had to offer.
Yes, I agree with the other reviewers, there is certainly a 150% focus on Johnny Depp, I mean, he addorns the cover! But this is so much more than that! I loved the weird and wonderful world that was depicted in this movie. i actually think that CGI was its saving grace because physical set design would have run into the millions!
The cast is supprisingly strong and the queen is particularly comical despite her lack of actual physical presence during filming. Depp is his usual fantastic self! I'm not looking for anything new from Depp, I'm looking for the usual quirkiness that I'm come to love since childhood.
Well, despite the praise, the has to be something I look at negatively. Well it's "Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee". Yes, as much and Matt Lucas is an absolute comic genius, somehow he's just not right for this movie. It feels forced, even though he acts it pretty well, but it ultimately feels like a money-making exercise. Perhaps, I'm just wanting some bitty, or Emily, or Daffyd???