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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw

The City of Lost Children (1995)

In a surrealistic society, a mad scientist named Krank kidnaps little children to steal their dreams and halt his rapid aging process. After a group of cyclops henchman kidnapp a "circus freak's" (Ron Perlman)little brother, Perlman's character "One" goes after him with the help of a young street orphan girl.

I'm a big fan of crazy ass movies like this, and the one thing I enjoyed the most about this particular one, is that the plot unlike many other surrealistic movies is pretty straight-forward, and doesn't leave you scratching you head too much. Ron Perlman (Hellboy) was a real surprise, I didn't really expect him to be in a french movie, but he was really good as the super-human monster with a huge heart. The little girl Miette, was so adorable and also just very talented. The visuals are incredible and the FX for the time were really well done. The story is bizarre, mind bending at times, symbolic, completely original, mesmerizing, and just creative ass hell. A wonderfully made dark fairytale unlike anything I've ever seen.


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