Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Illusionist - Reviewed

"A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever."

Hello folks and a happy new year to you all!
So, over the Christmas period I have drank way too much and ate so much chocolate that now I am near the point of no more, OK that last bit is probably a it false in the respect of you can never have too much chocolate!
You may well be thinking why are we reviewing The Illusionist? Well here is my reason. It's a very welcome time off work so a good few catch up lay in's were more than welcome. One morning I awoke quite early and thought let me stick a film on in bed. I went to my DVD shelf of recent purchases and chose The Illusionist, I loved Belleville Rendez-Vous another film by Sylvain Chomet and if you have yet to see that I would highly recommend you do.

It tells the tale of an Illusionist from France that basically made to leave the theatres of Paris with the arrival of new rock'n'roll bands taking over them in replacement of the old school acts.
He arrives in England, It doesn't quite work out there but he meets a drunken Scotsman who takes him to a small island and a local bar and is an instant hit, He then moves on to Edinburgh with a young girl who wants to escape her hum drum lifestyle and there their adventures start.
I'll say no-more as to avoid spoilers but it is a fantastic movie. There is no dialogue within the movie apart from a few grumbles, Happy grunts and incoherent chit chat.

Non of this matters as it pours out charm in bucket loads. The animation is old school with occasional noticeable help form computers but it doesn't distract to it in any way, The detail of the drawing is brilliant, Just basically one of those movies that makes you smile all the way through.
It's been out a few years now but if you have yet to see its a definite high recommend,
Jonny T.

Official Trailer


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