Look at your face in the mirror, I am there inside

i finally got around to seeing mirrormask tonight and – oh my goodness – i loved it so much. if you haven’t seen it yet the clip above is the perfect taster. it shouldn’t spoil anything but is an amazing set piece in it’s own right.
mirrormask is a proper fairytale – suitable for quite young kids but with some wonderfuly creepy bits too. visually it contains the most amazing imagery but also some superb ideas. it deals with the classic allegory of adolecence and the love/hate relationship you have with your parents at that age, but with a unique twist that feels at once modern and ancient.
i loved coraline and this was in a very similar vein, but all the better for being in glorious 3d.

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4 thoughts on “Look at your face in the mirror, I am there inside

  1. I watched half of Mirrormask quite a while ago. It is very pretty, and I love both McKean and Gaiman, but I just couldn’t stay interested.

  2. i know what you mean – the difference between genuine imagination and that sort of forced ‘fantasy’ thing..

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