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This review is from: The Nightmare Before Christmas (DVD)
It's no secret that the majority of Europeans see American cultural import as something highly entertaining but not very complex and sophisticated. The plots are simplistic, the characters lacking individuality,etc. I am not talking here about the well-known masterpieces but the everyday Hollywood produce make this opinion well-deserved. On the other hand today's European cinema is often anemic and uninspired. Of course I generalize but for the most part it's true.
Living in Moscow I try to get the best of both worlds and in The Nightmare Before Christmas I found something that can be called flawless. It's very entertaining, the music is the classic of the genre, the visuals are just unbelievable! It's complex, it's fun, it's perfect in form and content. Frankly, you can hardly expect all that from the American animation industry lately represented by Anastasia, The Hercules and other sodomizations of the world history. So the Nightmare's team did a great job of creating this surprisingly original piece of art.
The main idea are the perspectives of communication between the worlds that are so much different. What happens if one of them come uninvited to visit the other with the best intentions and gifts designed to please. The result is far from idyllic.
What happens if the extraordinary person is tired of his world and thinks that the real life is elsewhere. So he travels abroad and finally finds the happiness at home.
It's strange that some of the reviewers consider the Haloween creatures too violent. They are no more violent that Maurice Sendac's Wild Things or the monsters our children like to invent when they exchage the self-made horror stories.
The portrayal of children of the Halloween Town is very accurate - the little ones are unexhaustable, inventive and ready to do anything just to see what comes out of it- just like my 7-year old son.
So this DVD is an ideal investment and do not regret.
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2007 12:54:21 AM PST
Igor G says:
slushaj esli ne skret.. a otkuda ty tak horosho pilikaesh po englishu esli zhivesh v moskve? ty znaesh vse cultural refferences kotorye mozhet znat' tolko chelovek prozhivshij tut kak minimum dekadu
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