Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Cruel & Unusual Films

Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn

Baby Doll (Emily Browning) is a girl scheduled for an illegal lobotomy by her step father who is really creepy. He takes her to a 1950’s style insane assylum. Baby Doll and her group of young friends embark on a journey that seems both real and fantasy combined. They must acquire five objects and they may escape.

This is a mind blowing adventure. It was certainly a LOT different than I expected as it was not anything like the preview made it out to be. This whole thing could be a demented fantasy, or it could be real on a certain level. I know for sure I will never know! But this is certainly a rocket ride unlike anything in recent memory except for maybe “Kill Bill” which was just about as demented. Or perhaps “Being John Malkovich“. It’s very hard to rate this film as it is so bizarre. It’s partly science fiction, partly fantasy. It’s strong action and computer graphics, but it’s also very disturbing. Some people will love the technical aspects of this film, and it is beautiful in that way. But story-wise it’s rather weird and many folks won’t be able to follow it. The lead reminds me a lot of “Sailor Moon” and I can’t seem to shake that vision. Its got some strong graphic scenes and is not good for small kids, and most kids, unless they are interesting in Samurai Warriors fighting with Gatling guns, they may come away completely confused. On the other hand, this film has a lot of devoted fans who think it’s a 5 star adventure fest. I just fall somewhere in the middle. I didn’t hate it, but I was left with a “what the heck was that” kind of feeling that I still have.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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