The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

“Nothing is permanent, not even death. ” – Tonyimaginarium-of-dr-parnassus

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 May 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A traveling theatrical company attempt to save as many souls as possible during their performances.

My Take on it – Terry Gilliam has always been known for his very “interesting” (to say the least) mind boggling movies.

This movie most definitely fits into that category.

Either you love them or you hate them….

I have been interested in seeing this movie ever since it was made known that this was the movie Heath Ledger was working on at the time of his death and that his role was incomplete.

I had very high expectations for this and was completely disappointed by the way it ended up turning out.

The story just seemed waaay too convoluted and confusing and I was left scratching my head so many times trying to understand what was going on.  It reached a point where I just stopped caring about what was happening and just wanted to agony to end.

The only thing that I can say was a delight in this movie were the visuals; Gilliam has such an amazing imagination and uses the medium of special effects so well that you truly feel that you are watching a story that takes place in a different world.

The premise reminded me of the story of Job from The Bible or the play J.B. where God and the Devil have a competition dealing with souls on Earth.

Bottom Line – Very cool special effects, but the plot is so horrendous and confusing that it leaves the viewer too baffled to care what is happening.

Rating – Razzie Worthy


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4 thoughts on “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

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  3. It’s been years since I’ve seen this, but I kind of want to watch it again…I remember liking it okay, but definitely being more underwhelmed than I’d hoped. Shame that Ledger couldn’t be involved in something a little better for his last project. :/


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