The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

Dir: Terry Gilliam
Star: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Charles McKeown

A lot of money, a lot of hype – is it worth it? Nooooo, not quite, considering that for the same money Fred Olen Ray could have made about 400 films, each as much fun. There are some truly jaw-dropping moments, the effects are remarkable; in fact, there’s very little I can complain about, really. Except the ten-year old sitting behind me who punctuated every five minutes with “What’s he doing?”, “Why’s he doing that?”, “Can I have an ice-cream?”, “Can I have another ice-cream?”, “I’m going to be sick!”, etc.

Any film that introduces to me to a new stunning beauty (Uma Thurman) has to be fairly worthwhile. Unfortunately, it’s otherwise very much a case of good, but not that (for ‘that‘, read $40 million) good.