Fantasy

The Little Prince

The most recent of the three, by far. This is a Netflix Original, so of course it’s going to be good, but little did I know how this movie would throw my life into turmoil.

Yeah, I don’t really know what to tell you. The Little Prince is for sure a lot more “Disney” or whatnot than the others like it. The ground plot, about a girl and her mother, is lovely but nothing life-changing. The parts that really stuck to me were the parts with the real story, about the prince. To be fair that is the technically unoriginal part, from the book, but it’s so beautifully animated and voiced that it is completely and fully worth watching.

Again, the trailer doesn’t really do it justice, at all. There is some stunning French-sounding music in there, too, and plenty of wholesome life lessons suitable for Netflix’s “family and children” category. Great for adults too, I swear.

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Fantasy · Sci-Fi

Mr. Nobody

Yes, what a jewel of a movie. Jared Leto in his prime (cough, cough, don’t make me talk about Suicide Squad, cough,) and somehow one of the most original plots by a long shot that I’ve seen in a modern movie. Not based on a book or anything, as far as I know.

Mr. Nobody is about time travel, decisions, and has a killer soundtrack of 40s and 50s music as well as some modern pieces. When I saw it for the first time, I felt like this movie understood me more than any human ever has. Something terribly satisfying about it. Granted, there are a lot of obnoxious and uncomfortable romantic scenes, but that’s not what you watch it for. You watch it for the way it makes you think completely differently about time and reality. It’s seriously really, really cool. And the ending is the best thing I’ve ever seen.

Fantasy · Foreign · French · Romance

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

I found Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart a few years ago. I must have seen it at least eight times since then, not kidding. Something about the music, I think.

Originally in French, but the English-dubbed version is the only one I’ve found online (Netflix plus … other sources). Actually, once I found the French version on Youtube, but it was gone pretty fast and didn’t have subtitles. Regardless, Samantha Barks (of the movie version of Les Miserables, among other things) voices the main female in the dubbed version, so it’s more than enjoyable.

The movie has mixed reviews. I think some people criticize its lack of preoccupation with plot, leaving things scattered, left to the imagination, unsolved. I think it’s perfect. Not everything needs a solid plot. It’s beautiful to watch, and it has something special (henceforth to be known as “X”). Obviously the trailer doesn’t do it justice, and obviously I would suggest it.