Our son watches more television than we’d planned; one of the many side effects of living in pandemic times. Coming from a media background in criticism and textual analysis, children’s entertainment drove me insane, but one day, something cracked open.
I feel like an apologist for complex filmmaking when I ask you to give Scott Pilgrim vs. the World a second watch, but perhaps I shouldn’t. This is a film that was made for people like me.
The Fisher King is a wonderful blending of the realistic and the fantastic, a reminder that the mythic need not be inaccessible, and that the hero need not slay a dragon.