In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (IMDb)
So. I’m pretty much in love with Lee Pace. I have never been disappointed in a performance of his, and this is no exception. Also, Catinca Untaru should do more movies. She was adorable. I absolutely loved her character and her portrayal of her. But what really is the show stealer in this one is the cinematography. It is absolutely beautiful. There were a few times I would just sit there in awe of how some of the shots were achieved. Were these shots always functional to the story? Not always. Were they pretty to look at? Absolutely. The same can be said for the costumes. Not exactly functional, but they were really cool looking. Even the opening credits are really interesting. After they were done, I thought to myself “what did any of that have to do with this movie?” But as the story went on, it all started to make sense. Actually, when the movie was over, I went back and watched the credits and totally got it. The story was really interesting. I really enjoyed how stuff from the real world would leak into the story, and what we were seeing as the audience was a combination of what the two main characters were picturing in their head. Which that was a lot of fun because you could take a lot of liberties and it worked because it was a fantasy world. Overall, I really enjoyed this look at childhood fantasies versus adult disillusionment.