I finally got around to watching Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's movie MirrorMask last night, and it was pretty good! I put off watching it for ages because (and I'm sorry to say it, but it's true) those guys can be unbelievably pretentious, and I don't like too much high-minded-ness fouling up my cinematic entertainment*.

Sure, it was arty and murky and full of circus performers and clunky symbolism. Also, certain aspects of the plot were very similar to Diana Wynne Jones's novel Charmed Life, which also features a selfish girl using a mirror to steal the life of one of her doppelgangers in a parallel world. But, all in all, it was a lot of fun--entertaining and gorgeous to look at.

*Which is why my favorite movie is, and will always be, Army of Darkness.
Posted by: Julianka


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