Friday, September 21, 2007
Last night when I was checking in some items at the library I came across a DVD called "MirrorMask." I rarely have time to actually sit down and watch TV or a movie (I probably sit in front of the television a maximum of 3 hours a week), but I gave this one a chance and took it home to watch. The story is about a fifteen-year-old girl named Helena who works for a circus. Her creative and artistic mind keeps her busy from day to day until her mother falls ill and has to go to the hospital. Blaming it on herself for an argument she had with her mother, Helena "escapes" into dreamland... or does she? The movie has been compared to Alice in Wonderland and one of my all time favorites, Labyrinth (and justly so.) It is a two-hour dreamscape which left me totally enchanted. The CGI effects, animation, painting, set design, and saturated colors were put together with an original style that is hard to find in today's over-hyped blockbusters. "MirrorMask" is definitely one of my new favorites and I encourage you to check it out.