A really “Marmite” of a film, this post-apocalyptic dragon yarn delivers a nice slice of B-Movie fare, though its character-based rather than balls to the wall attitude to storytelling seems to infuriate many.
Terry Gilliam is a great director. He’s made some of the best filmed fantasies. He’s shown us Hunter Thompson’s stoned genius. Filmed a satire on religion based on the Jesus story. Explored time travel as a state of consciousness. He hasn’t really made a bad movie. He’s made some different movies. But, not bad movies. Time Bandits is one his most fun. A hilarious and dark fantasy, Time Bandits is a child’s dream world come to life. A trip in every since of the word. Read the rest of this entry